Via ProFootballTalk, Johnson has branded the move “Unbelievable”
“O’Neill could not give info because of law. The BEST I ever worked with.”
It appears that Johnson feels that O’Neill’s failure to report any information from the Incognito/Martin scandal stems from his obligations under federal law.
“Trainers have info from Doctors that is confidential and they can not discuss,” Johnson said.
However, O’Neill wasn’t fired for failing to report to head coach Joe Philbin that Incognito and his cronies were bullying Martin. He was dismissed after the Wells report concluded that O’Neill joined in the laughter resulting from the racial harassment of the assistant trainer, and displayed hostility towards the investigation.
That hostility is grounds to fire O’Neill, according to ProFootballTalk. The only way in which his firing could cause further problems is if others displayed similar levels of hostility and were not dismissed from the team.