Earlier this week, the Miami Dolphins fired head trainer, Kevin O’Neill, who was named in the Ted Wells Report as a man who turned a blind eye to the harassment and bullying from Dolphins starters Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey.
The report stated that O’Neill did not stop players from verbally attacking an assistant trainer and his negligence caused the team to let him go as they attempt to clean house and regain control in the locker room.
However, the NFL may have forced the Dolphins hand.
In a column from Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel, a source tells him the league pressured Miami to fire O’Neill especially since he was “refusing to play ball with the investigators.”
“There was a lot of pressure to fire Kevin,” a source told Hyde.
It was also added that O’Neill may now be planning to sue the Dolphins for wrongful termination.
For a team that is looking to put this all behind them and look towards a greener pasture, this is a bad way to start turning over a new leaf.