Goodell expects workplace rules changes in light of bullying case
Commissioner Roger Goodell says he expects the NFL’s workplace rules will change in light of the Dolphins’ bullying case.
“We’ll be reaching out to players, to clubs, to evaluate them in the next several months,” Goodell told The New York Times. “So we anticipate there will be changes in that for next season.”
Investigator Ted Wells is still compiling his report regarding Jonathan Martin’s allegations of bullying in the Dolphins locker room. Goodell said that Wells will have as much time as he needs to complete the investigation, which is expected to be released in a few months.
Martin, a second-year pro from Stanford, has been with family in California undergoing counseling for emotional issues. Last week the Dolphins put him on the reserve/non-football illness list, ending his season.
When Martin abruptly left the team Oct. 28, the Dolphins had lost four consecutive games to fall to 3-4, and the scandal threatened to sink their season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.