Wells Report 'Player A' identified as Andrew McDonald, has 'no problem' with Dolphins

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, Ted Wells and the NFL released their final report on the Miami Dolphins harassment scandal that has swirled around the team since October. Included in the report, which found Richie Incognito, John Jerry, and Mike Pouncey did harass Mike Pouncey, was an unidentified "Player A." Today, Andrew McDonald released that he was the unnamed player from the report.

The Ted Wells Report on the Miami Dolphins' locker room, and the apparent harassment of tackle Jonathan Martin, was released yesterday.  Wells did confirm that Martin was the target of a pattern of harassment, led by guard Richie Incognito and joined by center Mike Pouncey and guard John Jerry.  The report also detailed further harassment of an Assistant Trainer for the club, and an unidentified offensive lineman, "Player A" according to the findings.

Today, a name was attached to Player A when former Dolphins reserve offensive lineman Andrew McDonald's agent released a statement, confirming his client as the unnamed player.

Andrew is disappointed that his name has become associated with this story.  He's been a member of another organization since last season and is trying to focus on the future. When Ted Wells approached Andrew at the end of the investigation, Mr. Wells already had all the information contained in the report that he had gotten elsewhere. While Andrew can't speak for any other players involved in the report, he personally has no problem with the Miami Dolphins organization and has the highest opinion of (offensive line coach Jim) Turner both personally and professionally and feels terrible about the way their relationship has been portrayed in the report.

According to the report, several teammates would use homosexual slurs toward McDonald, and included at least one episode of "inappropriate touching.  Turner contributed to the joking when, as Christmas gifts, he gave every offensive lineman a female blowup doll except McDonald, who received a male one.

McDonald was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dolphins in 2012 and spent the season on the team's practice squad.  He was re-signed for 2013, but was waived at the end of training camp.  He was subsequently signed to the Carolina Panthers practice squad in October 2013, finishing the season there.  He signed a future contract with the Panthers in mid-January for 2014.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join The Phinsider

You must be a member of The Phinsider to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Phinsider. You should read them.

Join The Phinsider

You must be a member of The Phinsider to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Phinsider. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker