NFL NOTEBOOK: Dolphins players to talk with investigator

McClatchy news servicesNovember 18, 2013 

Miami Dolphins players have been advised they’ll meet this week with the NFL special investigator looking into the harassment case involving tackle Jonathan Martin and guard Richie Incognito.

Players expect to be interviewed beginning Monday, and the visit by attorney Ted Wells might last several days. That means further distractions for a team trying to keep its season from derailing.

The visit by Wells will come as the Dolphins prepare to play host to Carolina on Sunday.

“We got talked to about the interview process we are about to go through,” quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. “We are going to do our interviews, be participants in the investigation and get ready for the game. At the end of the day, (the interview) is secondary. We have to do it. We have to provide the information we know, but hopefully that is a short, 15-minute interview. And then the rest of the week is all football.”

Some interviews are likely to take longer. Martin spent nearly seven hours talking with Wells on Friday in New York about his claims of his harassment by teammates, including Incognito.

Tannehill said he believes everyone on the team will be interviewed.

2 FANS HURT AT BILLS GAME

Two men were taken to a Buffalo, N.Y., hospital after one fell from the third deck of Ralph Wilson Stadium and landed on the other during the Bills’ game against the New York Jets.

According to a Rural Metro ambulance service report, the man who was hit by the falling man sustained a head injury. The man who fell sustained a shoulder injury, which was not considered life-threatening.

Rural Metro could not reveal the names of the two men or release any further details.

The accident occurred during the second quarter of Buffalo’s 37-14 win.

In confirming the accident, the Bills said both men were treated immediately and taken to hospital for observation.

The Erie County Sheriffs said a report on the accident wouldn’t be available until Monday.

INJURY REPORT

The New Orleans Saints lost starting cornerback Jabari Greer with what appeared to be a serious injury to his left leg in Sunday’s 23-20 win over San Francisco. He was hurt in the first quarter, and the team quickly ruled him out for the rest of the game.

The 49ers also lost a cornerback when Tarell Brown was carted off in the second quarter with a bruised rib. San Francisco guard Mike Iupati left late with an apparent injury to his left knee and was on crutches after the game.

Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy exited after hurting his right hamstring on a 16-yard run in the second quarter but returned in the second half of a 28-16 win over Washington.

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed left in the third quarter because of a concussion and defensive end Stephen Bowen and wide receiver Leonard Hankerson were finished with knee injuries.

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea was forced to leave in the first half because of a toe injury in a 23-20 win over Baltimore.

Atlanta backup quarterback Dominique Davis limped off in the fourth quarter of a 41-28 loss at Tampa Bay.

Kansas City defensive end Mike DeVito and Denver safety Rahim Moore were knocked out with injuries in the first half of the Broncos’ 27-17 win.

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