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Dolphins' Ross has idea of scandal report contents

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The Miami Dolphins introduced new general manager Dennis Hickey on Tuesday and owner Stephen Ross confirmed the NFL report on the Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin workplace harassment scandal will come out after the Super Bowl.

Ross said the team has a good idea about what the report will say and that they have a good idea about what they'll do after the report is released.

"I have an idea what will be in it. I've been in communication with the NFL. I've spoken with Ted Wells who is handling the investigation," Ross said, via the Miami Herald. "I haven't seen the report. I don't know exactly it's conclusions. I believe based on my conversations that ... well, let's put it this way, I don't want to really speculate. When it comes out, we'll do what has to be done but we've already ... in my mind I know what direction we're going. Stay tuned."

Ross answered "I don't believe so" to a question about either player returning to the Dolphins.

Ross quickly retracted the statement, noting that Incognito is a free agent and that Martin remains under contract in Miami.

Martin gave an interview on Tuesday with NBC's Tony Dungy and said he felt "trapped" after alleged repeated bullying by Incognito. Both players are offensive linemen.

"I'm a grown man. I've been in locker rooms," Martin told Dungy. "One incident doesn't bother me. It was the persistence.

"I felt trapped, like I didn't have a way to make it right. I thought it was best to remove myself from the situation."

In the meantime, Hickey was formally introduced after being hired on Sunday.

"This is as competitive an environment as there is in the world, and I'm just excited to be part of it," Hickey said. "This organization has a very proud past. To join in that organization and embrace the great names, knowing the rich tradition that has come before, that was a huge part of the draw."

Hickey will oversee all aspects of football operations, reporting directly to Ross, and head coach Joe Philbin will continue to oversee his coaching staff and report directly to Ross as well.

"When I asked Steve Ross why he won't give up control of hiring/firing the head coach, his response was, 'I own the team,'" Hickey said.

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