The Dolphins have agreed to postpone their meeting with Jonathan Martin until after he speaks with NFL investigator Ted Wells, the team announced Tuesday.
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross had planned to meet with Martin on Wednesday.
“Ted Wells and the National Football League have asked that we delay our meeting with Jonathan Martin until they have the opportunity to meet with him first," said Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel. "Out of deference to the process, we will cooperate with their request. We look forward to meeting with Jonathan directly as soon as possible."
Martin's meeting with Wells, who's leading the inquiry into the Dolphins' bullying scandal, is scheduled for Friday, ESPN has reported.
On Monday, Ross spoke in sympathetic tones of Martin, who has accused his teammates of mental and emotional abuse. He said he has been in contact with his offensive lineman via text message.
Ross said he planned to sit down with Martin with an open mind. He characterized the trip to California as a fact-finding mission.
“There are so many things that are being said and everything like that; I’m not going to deal with speculation," Ross said. "I’m going to meet with Jonathan Martin, face to face and hear what he has to say and then I’ll deal with it from there, if I can. So much has been said about a lot of different things, he said, she said and everything."