Goodell expects Dolphins case to change NFL rules and guidelines for locker rooms

Oct 26, 2013; London, United Kingdom; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at the NFL Fan Rally at Trafalgar Square in advance of the International Series game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

One of the biggest story lines in the NFL this season was the locker room bullying incident between offensive lineman Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. There is an ongoing investigation, and Goodell is withholding judgement till it concludes, but he said the NFL is looking into changes to the workplace in the NFL. That means new rules coming this offseason.

“We’ll be reaching out to players, to clubs, to evaluate them in the next several months,” Goodell told the New York Times. “So we anticipate there will be changes in that for next season.”

There isn’t any pressure from the NFL for investigator Ted Wells to rush his investigation. The NFL and Goodell would rather he be thorough than rushed.

“We want him to be thorough and not to compromise in any way,” Goodell said. “When it’s complete, he’ll present it to me, and I have not given him any deadline.”

It will be interesting to see what the investigation yields, the NFL community is certainly waiting to hear the results.

Topics: Miami Dolphins, Roger Goodell

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