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Dolphins Face Lawsuit By Former Trainer Kevin O'Neill

The Miami Dolphins, two years removed, continue to face issues related to the bullygate scandal as former trainer Kevin O'Neill has filed a lawsuit against the team.

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Former Dolphins trainer Kevin O'Neill has filed a lawsuit against the Dolphins, head coach Joe Philbin and team owner Stephen Ross. In the lawsuit that was filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court O'Neill is alleging that his career has been ruined and that he was "Targeted by the Dolphins as a scapegoat" in the bullygate scandal. The lawsuit goes on to claim that he was "singled out for retaliation" for refusing to cooperate with the Ted Well's led NFL investigation.

Kevin claims that Well's requested the medical records of the players involved. O'Neill refused and claims in the lawsuit that his basis for refusal was based both on federal health laws and his own professional ethical concerns.

O'Neill, before the scandal broke, was widely respected around the NFL and even going back to his days in the college ranks. He had been on staff with the Dolphins for 18 seasons as well as with the Cowboys for their Super Bowl  years in the 90's and even at the University of Miami during Jimmy Johnson's tenure there as head coach.

Kevin was famously fired during and at the NFL draft combine in Indianapolis before the 2014 season having been pulled out of a meeting of NFL trainers. O'Neill was ironically fired after being awarded the NFL Trainer Of The Year Award by his peers.