Martin tells all to NFL counsel

  • Article by: ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • November 15, 2013 - 9:57 PM

Jonathan Martin spent nearly seven hours going into “great detail” with the NFL counsel investigating his claims of his harassment in the Miami Dolphins locker room. What came up in their talks, he isn’t saying.

He would say this: He still wants to play in the NFL.

Martin — in New York because the league is trying to gather information about the bullying he says he was subjected to by teammate Richie Incognito — arrived at the Manhattan office building of special investigator Ted Wells on Friday morning, and didn’t emerge until shortly after sunset. Mobbed by media, he read a statement.

“Although I went into great detail with Mr. Ted Wells and his team, I do not intend to discuss this matter publicly at this time,” Martin said. “This is the right way to handle the situation.

“Beyond that, I look forward to working through the process and resuming my career in the National Football League.”

McCormack dies

Hall of Fame offensive lineman Mike McCormack died in Palm Desert, Calif., of natural causes. He was 83.

During his nearly 50 years in professional football, McCormack played, coached and held several executive positions, including president of the Panthers.

McCormack spent 12 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, helping the franchise win NFL championships in 1954 and 1955.

McCormack later coached the Eagles (1973-75), Colts (1980-81) and Seahawks (1982). He served as president and general manager of the Seahawks.


• Santonio Holmes will play for the Jets at Buffalo on Sunday after the wide receiver missed five games because of a hamstring injury. Also, New York tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. will return from a four-game suspension.

• Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets because of a groin injury.

• Falcons running back Jason Snelling was arrested on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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