Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to talk to Jonathan Martin

Nov. 11, 2013 at 11:36 PM
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MIAMI, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said Monday he will meet with offensive lineman Jonathan Martin to talk about his charges he was bullied by a teammate.

Ross issued a statement in which he said he will discuss Martin's allegations he was harassed by teammate Richie Incognito.

Incognito was suspended indefinitely Nov. 3 as the NFL investigates the situation. Martin left the team Oct. 31.

"We still don't have a full picture of the facts," Ross said. "However, I want to be clear, that I and the Miami Dolphin organization are committed to getting to the bottom of this issue and making any necessary changes to improve our organization."

The Dolphins owner said he and Martin had "exchanged texts as recently as this weekend, and I am scheduled to meet with him in person to see how he is doing and to listen to his concerns."

Incognito said Sunday he didn't bully Martin but may have been too harsh in using racist language in the messages he sent to his teammate.

Ross revealed he has asked former NFL head Coaches Don Shula and Tony Dungy, as well as former players Dan Marino, Curtis Martin and Jason Taylor, to be part of an "independent advisory group to review our current organizational conduct policies and to make recommendations on areas for improvement."

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