When the Wells’ Report was released and exposed three Miami Dolphins players as nothing more than locker room bullies, there was a wave of reaction across he league and within the Dolphins organization. While all three players mentioned are still on the team, it’s expected that all of their brownie points are forever gone.
Case in point being that the Miami Dolphins are now unlikely to give center Mike Pouncey the fat long-term deal he covets. According to Dolphins scribe James Walker, the Well’s Report not only exposed three locker room bullies, but it also saved Miami some money as well.
Pouncey made his first Pro Bowl last season and is to make $1.638 million in 2014. However, taking part in the harassment of teammate Jonathan Martin, along with Richie Incognito and John Jerry, is reason enough to deny Pouncey a long-term extension. Pouncey is a good player, but it would probably send a bad message throughout the organization and around the league to reward Pouncey after the questionable year he’s had off the field.
It’s uncertain what will happen to all three players, but it appears that Richie Incognito will get exclusive punishment while Pouncey will get a still severe, but lesser so, consequence.
That may not mean his job is gone, but his extension and his future paycheck size definitely got reduced.