NFL prompts Dolphins to postpone meeting with Ross

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeNovember 13, 2013


At the NFL's request, the meeting between Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and erstwhile offensive tackle Jonathan Martin was postponed.
Ross planned to fly to California to speak with Martin on Wednesday, two days before the NFL investigators are scheduled to meet with the lineman who walked away from the team Oct. 28.
However, that plan was altered Tuesday.
"(League-appointed investigator) Ted Wells and the National Football League have asked that we delay our meeting with Jonathan Martin until they have the opportunity to meet with him," Dolphins chief executive officer Tom Garfinkel wrote in a statement. "Out of deference to the process, we will cooperate with their request. We look forward to meeting with Jonathan as soon as possible."
Ross said he has exchanged text messages with Martin and wants to offer support while hearing the version of events and details that led to his departure from the team.
When he left the team, Martin cited bullying from teammates, including guard Richie Incognito. Martin is in Los Angeles with his family and is receiving counseling for emotional issues.
The NFL is investigating the issues in the Dolphins' locker room, and Ross announced Monday that he was assembling his own panel to look into the incident.