Oct 20, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) drops back to pass as tackle Jonathan Martin (71) blocks in the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

NFL asks Dolphins to delay Jonathan Martin meeting


The he said-she said-he said-they said fiasco that has been the Richie Incognito vs. Jonathan Martin story continues to take twists and turns as the Miami Dolphins, the NFL and the curious public look for answers.

On Monday, Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross announced that he would meet with Martin on Wednesday.

“I’m going to meet with Jonathan Martin face to face and hear what he has to say,” Ross said before the Dolphins 22-19 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football, according to ESPN.com’s James Walker. “Then, I will deal with it from there. So much has been said about a lot of different things.”

According to Pro Football Talk’s twitter account, that meeting has been delayed indefinitely, by request of the NFL.

“I was appalled. I think anybody would be appalled,” Ross continued, according to the ESPN report, which aired as part of Monday’s game. “When you first read that text that was reported, to me I didn’t realize people would talk, text or speak that way.

“There will not be any racial slurs or harassing or bullying in that workplace, in that locker room and outside that locker room.”

No word yet on when or if the meeting will take place, but I fully expect more twists as this thing progresses.  Until then, Ross won’t have Martin’s side of the story for the foreseeable future.

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