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.