The Jonathan Martin investigation took its next step forward today, as investigator Ted Wells arrived at the Miami Dolphins' facility and began interviewing players. Wells, who arrived at the facility around 7am, interviewed Martin on the situation for seven hours on Friday.
Asked about the investigation, and how it could mess with the team's schedule, head coach Joe Philbin stated, "We are sticking to the schedule. We'll be fine."
Defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle added, "We've been told that they are going to do everything they can to not disrupt the normal flow of the week. How that all comes together, I'm not actually sure. I'm not involved with that organization in terms of the structure of the meetings and stuff. I don't think it's going to have much of an impact."
"No one has told me anything about that other than when I'm going to talk to them," offensive coordinator Mike Sherman explained when he was asked about Wells working around their schedule. "That's sometime tomorrow."
"Hopefully most of what the players have to do will be taken care of today and get that knocked out," he added. "I'm hopeful that's happening, but I'm not really sure. I can't comment on that because I really don't know, but I'm hopeful. I think that is how it is going to get worked out. I think that's what we would try to do."
NFL Network's Jeff Darlington spoke with some unidentified players, according to his appearance on Around the League, who reported that, even as of tonight, however, the players still are not sure what the plan is from Wells, nor do they know when, or if, they will speak to the investigator. It doesn't sound like Sherman's hopes are going to prove fruitful.
At this point, there is no schedule for when Wells will complete his interviews, nor as to when the report itself will be completed. The final version is expected to be made public once it is submitted to the league.
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