MainePhinFan did a fanshot on this but I think it really says it all from our owner. I hope it brings more clarity to the issue for our fan base.
"I have looked into the matter of Jeff Ireland and the questions asked of former Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant and I have spoken to many people in and outside our organization who were directly involved and indirectly involved.
"Jeff Ireland has apologized personally and publicly to Dez Bryant.
We are going to take a hard look at our interview practices and we will make improvement that will allow us to get the important information we need about player in whom we are making a major investment, but without being insensitive.
"Jeff Ireland is a man of great capability and integrity and he is well deserving of my continued confidence. I consider the matter closed."
So you can focus on the word insensitive but that is said without question based on the topic. The owner of the team that is directly financially responsible in the event of a law suit has taken a stand. He feels we have done nothing wrong besides being insensitive which isn't much considering the accusation. He still feels the information is relevant to the investment.
Dez Bryant got in front of a camera today and went "no comment" after Ed Werder claimed he denied the SI report. ESPN is sticking to that but doesn't it make sense they would? It's better for business to keep it alive until at least this evening's Sportscenter so focus on the video evidence of how he feels when put on the record. Remember this statement.
"It's you're right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law"
Ed Werder and ESPN can say what they want, this is what Dez Bryant said when it mattered
Those interviews are recorded and that's the only way I see a man like Stephen Ross taking that stance. He knows what he heard and if Bryant wants to deny it on record then he's risking slandering Dolphins. I'm sure this was explained to Bryant after he denied it to Werder but before he got in front of the cameras.
Now where's that horse?