Former Dolphins offensive coach Jim Turner is filing a defamation lawsuit in Florida against Ted Wells for his findings in his February 2014 report on the Dolphins bullying scandal, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com writes. Turner, who thinks his reputation and career have been unfairly affected, believes that Wells’ report on the Dolphins negatively and perhaps permanently altered his ability to land another NFL coaching job. The Dolphins were plagued by the scandal in 2013 which centered on the relationship between offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito. Here’s more out of the AFC East..
- Some of those connected to the Tom Brady case tell Mark Maske of the Washington Post that they’re skeptical that Wednesday’s settlement conference in federal court in New York will move the NFL and the NFLPA significantly closer to a compromise and resolve their dispute over Brady’s punishment. “I don’t see much willingness to move toward a middle ground,” one of those people said. Another person familiar with the case expressed similar sentiments, saying: “You never say never, I guess. [But] I don’t expect it.”
- By cutting Chris White and trading Matt Wells, the door is open wider for Rutgers product Jonathan Freeny to make the Patriots, Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald tweets.
- Since the start of the Deflategate investigation, there was a lot of questioning of Ted Wells’ standing as an independent investigator. However, if you ask Tom E. Curran of CSNNE, that’s ultimately a moot point.