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Miami OL Martin meets NFL counsel

Published November 15, 2013 5:04 pm

NFL notes • But he declines to comment publicly about what he discussed with league.
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Jonathan Martin spent nearly seven hours going into "great detail" with the NFL counsel investigating his claims of his harassment in the Miami Dolphins' locker room. What came up in their talks, he isn't saying for now.

He would say this: He still wants to play in the NFL. Martin — in New York because the league is trying to gather information about the bullying he says he was subjected to by teammate Richie Incognito — arrived at the Manhattan office building of special investigator Ted Wells on Friday morning, and didn't emerge until shortly after sunset. Mobbed by media, he stood in the camera lights and read a statement.

"Although I went into great detail with Mr. Ted Wells and his team, I do not intend to discuss this matter publicly at this time," Martin said. "This is the right way to handle the situation."

Incognito has acknowledged leaving a voicemail for Martin in April in which he used a racial slur, threatened to kill his teammate and threatened to slap Martin's mother.

Incognito has said he regrets the racist and profane language, but said it stemmed from a culture of locker-room "brotherhood," not bullying.

Incognito has been suspended by the Dolphins. He filed a grievance Thursday against the team over his suspension, and has said his conduct was part of the normal locker-room environment.

Around the league

Raiders • Quarterback Terrelle Pryor (sprained right knee) suffered a setback Friday in practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Houston. Matt McGloin, an undrafted rookie from Penn State, will start if Pryor is unavailable.

Seahawks • Percy Harvin will likely make his debut for Seattle on Sunday against Minnesota. Harvin is listed as probable to play after practicing all week. Harvin hasn't played since a

Bills • Receiver Stevie Johnson has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the New York Jets because of a groin injury.

Jets • Receiver Santonio Holmes will play for New York at Buffalo on Sunday after missing five games with a hamstring injury.

McCormack dies

Hall of Fame offensive lineman Mike McCormack died Friday in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 83. During his nearly 50 years in professional football, McCormack played, coached and held several executive positions, including president of the Carolina Panthers.

McCormack spent 12 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, helping the franchise win NFL championships in 1954 and 1955. —

Week 11 schedule


Indianapolis 30 , Tennessee 27


Baltimore at Chicago, 11 a.m.

Oakland at Houston, 11 a.m.

N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 11 a.m.

Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m.

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m.

Washington at Philadelphia, 11 a.m., Ch. 13

Cleveland at Cincinnati, 11 a.m.

Arizona at Jacksonville, 11 a.m.

San Diego at Miami, 2:05 p.m., Ch. 2

Minnesota at Seattle, 2:25 p.m.

San Francisco at New Orleans, 2:25 p.m., Ch. 13

Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 2:25 p.m.

Kansas City at Denver, 6:30 p.m., Ch. 5

Open • Dallas, St. Louis


New England at Carolina, 6:40 p.m., ESPN




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