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07:27 AM ET 02.20 | Ted Wells' report on the workplace that is the Miami Dolphins has claimed its first job. NFL Media's Jeff Darlington reported Wednesday that the Dolphins have fired longtime trainer Kevin O'Neill, a source confirmed. ESPN's Chris Mortensen first reported the dismissal. O'Neill was cited in the report on Wells' independent investigation, which found that the longtime trainer did not act when Dolphins players behaved inappropriately toward an assistant trainer on the team. ... [O'Neill] had been employed by the Dolphins for the last 18 seasons. O'Neill is likely just the first domino to fall here. Up next might be offensive line coach Jim Turner, who did not travel with the team to the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday. Turner was also cited for inappropriate conduct in Wells' report.

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Richie Incognito, Icon Sports Richie Incognito, Icon Sports
February 20, 2014  07:34 AM ET

I don't understand why they didn't just clean house entirely all at one time.

February 20, 2014  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't understand why they didn't just clean house entirely all at one time.

It's what they should have done, but now everyone is lawyering up. A lot of behind the scenes deals are probably being worked out so that the Phins don't spend the next 5 years in court fighting it out with people who did wrong or feel that they were wronged.

February 20, 2014  09:17 AM ET

What to do with Mike Pouncey? He is/should be in deep doo-doo.

February 20, 2014  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

What to do with Mike Pouncey? He is/should be in deep doo-doo.

Does he still have his 'Free Hernandez" cap?

February 20, 2014  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

What to do with Mike Pouncey? He is/should be in deep doo-doo.

He is just a follower. Always was. Put some vet on the OL with some pull and he will follow him. The new OL coach should help him too. A leader not an enabler.

February 20, 2014  10:24 AM ET

Uhhh, wasn't it reported LAST NIGHT that Turner had been fired?

February 20, 2014  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Uhhh, wasn't it reported LAST NIGHT that Turner had been fired?

What, you thought we get current news here?

February 20, 2014  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

What, you thought we get current news here?

Well, it is called truth and rumors. If I wanted outdated, inaccurate reporting I would go to Bleacher Report.

February 20, 2014  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Well, it is called truth and rumors. If I wanted outdated, inaccurate reporting I would go to Bleacher Report.

FN and B/R seem to be one in the same.

February 20, 2014  12:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's what they should have done, but now everyone is lawyering up. A lot of behind the scenes deals are probably being worked out so that the Phins don't spend the next 5 years in court fighting it out with people who did wrong or feel that they were wronged.

Exactly--this could be an attorney's feast.

February 20, 2014  03:00 PM ET

According to the pic that would be a Fat Domino?

February 20, 2014  03:08 PM ET

What about lard butt Martin? I wonder if Wells got anyone for farting in the clubhouse?

February 20, 2014  04:27 PM ET

This is Stephen Ross' final chance to be a responsible owner rather than a wealthy dilettante.
If he screws up this management/team makeover he should be embarrassed enough to sell--maybe.

February 20, 2014  04:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

What about lard butt Martin? I wonder if Wells got anyone for farting in the clubhouse?

My take on Martin is that:
>He will get a big harassment settlement from Ross to avoid a messy public lawsuit.
>He will probably not play in the NFL again; too controversial and not talented enough to take a chance on him.
>He's physically talented, but lacks the killer instinct that an NFL lineman needs. If he had it he would have decked Incognito early on.
>He also has mental health issues, whether due to the harassment or pre-existing, which may have undermined his confidence.
He'll go away a relatively wealthy young man.

February 20, 2014  08:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

My take on Martin is that:>He will get a big harassment settlement from Ross to avoid a messy public lawsuit.>He will probably not play in the NFL again; too controversial and not talented enough to take a chance on him.>He's physically talented, but lacks the killer instinct that an NFL lineman needs. If he had it he would have decked Incognito early on.>He also has mental health issues, whether due to the harassment or pre-existing, which may have undermined his confidence.He'll go away a relatively wealthy young man.

Good take.

 
February 20, 2014  09:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He is just a follower. Always was. Put some vet on the OL with some pull and he will follow him. The new OL coach should help him too. A leader not an enabler.

That's correct 50, "Toughen Him Up" might as well be rough him up, That's what coaches and higher ups wanted. Pro Football today isn't the Oakland Raiders of the 1960's, times have changed, (I'm sorry to add) If he was so "soft" why bother to draft him? The guy played the game, had the skills, you want a killer? Go find them in prison, its too bad, No leaders on this team.

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