The Sunday morning pregame shows were chock-full of interesting nuggets in the ever-expanding Dolphins bullying scandal.
The most notable:
• Fox’s Jay Glazer said Jonathan Martin did not “single out” Richie Incognito when Martin met with NFL-appointed investigator Ted Wells on Friday. Glazer said, in fact, Martin told Wells that Martin and Incognito were friends. Glazer said Martin told Wells it is “more than just one guy” harassing him and gave details.
• ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the NFL has received tips of other instances of harassment inside the Dolphins locker room, and because so much new information is pouring in, the investigation will take longer than expected.
• Schefter and Chris Mortensen said Dolphins offensive line coach Jim Turner is a person of interest in the investigation, and that Turner would “insult, bully and pile it on Martin.” Turner, who has a military background, is known for using “loud, insulting and profane language,” according to ESPN, though that isn’t unusual among NFL coaches.
ESPN said Wells wants to speak with Turner about the culture within the Dolphins offensive line.
• Wells will spend Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Dolphins headquarters interviewing various people — players, coaches, front-office types.
• Incognito’s expedited grievance hearing against the Dolphins will be held Thursday. Other teams are interested in Incognito and Martin if the Dolphins part ways with both, Glazer said.
• CBS’ Dan Marino, who was named by owner Stephen Ross to a five-person committee that will suggest a code of conduct for the Dolphins locker room, said: “I wouldn’t do this if this were just a PR move.”
Martin, who has kept a relatively low profile since leaving the team three weeks ago, surfaced Saturday night on the sidelines during Southern California’s home game against Stanford, where Martin played his college ball.
At least one member of the Dolphins’ extended family noticed. Brent Grimes’ wife Miko, who is famous for her say-anything presence on social media, wrote this early Sunday:
“Salute to USC for beating Stanford, with that faker on the sideline.”
Sending a message
As promised, a group of aggrieved Dolphins fans paid for anti- Jeff Ireland banner that circled Sun Life Stadium before Sunday’s kickoff.
The message: “Mr. Ross: We told you so 2 years ago #fireland”
This and that
• Cornerback Dimitri Patterson was active and started, but again left the game because of a pesky groin injury. He did not return.
• Grimes’ interception was the 13th of the season for the Dolphins. They had 10 all of last season.
• Dolphins inactives: Martin, C Mike Pouncey, DT Isaako Aaitui, RB Mike Gillislee, QB Pat Devlin, OL David Arkin, CB Will Davis.
• John Jerry, Cameron Wake and Jason Trusnik were the Dolphins’ captains.
• Country music star Darius Rucker sang the national anthem.