Ted Wells is back in the news, thanks to his friend and benefactor Roger Goodell.
You remember Ted Wells, right? He’s the guy with E.S.P. who can magically tell who is lying and who is telling the truth. A wizard who can instantly determine what people he chooses to believe and whom to dismiss. An NFL consultant who wrote the embarrassingly one-sided and unfair Wells Report, which tossed aside the statements of countless Dolphins players, coaches, and staff who testified on behalf of Richie Incognito and Coach Jim Turner.
Instead, Wells decided that Jonathan Martin, and only Jonathan Martin, told the truth.
Roger Goodell appointed Wells to be the judge, jury, and executioner of Pro Bowler Incognito, well-respected line Coach Turner, and others.
And now Goodell has hired his friend ted Wells again, this time to
make sure that Wells declares that the Patriots and Goodell’s personal friend Bob Kraft did nothing wrong whatsoever, I mean to make sure a fair report is issued. Ahem. Cough cough.
There are a zillion investigators in this country…so why did Goodell hire a lawyer instead? Again.
And why Ted Wells? Again.
Before throwing Richie Incognito and Jim Turner under the bus, Wells was most famous for losing the case when he was defending government staffer Scooter Libby. Quite a resume Wells has…the only thing he was known for was losing the biggest case of his life.
Before we go further, we must point out a few things. Dolphins Truth examined the complete Wells Report more than any other media outlet. We studied the Wells Report cover to cover many times. It was a one-side hatchet job.
You cannot and must not read a few snippets provided by the media. You must read and understand the entire Wells Report, as we have
We are also very familiar with Jim Turner’s RESPONSE, a document drafted via Coach Turner’s attorneys, and a document that has been virtually ignored by the media.
It’s much easier for the media to portray Incognito and Turner as callous bullies rather than try to obtain the truth.
Here are a few of our favorite examples of one-sided nonsense that Wells put in his report:
When Jonathan Martin sent texts to Incognito that said, “I will murder your whole F’ing family,” the Wells Report states that it was Martin just trying to be “humorous.”
But when Richie sent similar texts to Martin, the Wells Report called that bullying.
From the Report: “According to Incognito, this message suggests that Martin made comments about Incognito’s family that were fully on par with Incognito’s remarks about Martin’s family. We are unconvinced by this argument. ”
Again the all-knowing Ted Wells can easily differentiate death threats as either serious or playful. And when two men text each other and show the texts to Wells, he is still “unconvinced.” Wow, and Roger Goodell hired this guy again?
Mike Pouncey couldn’t remember every detail of every conversation going back months and months, so Wells knows he is lying.
Coach Jim Turner sent text messages to a hospitalized Martin, and Wells calls that “poor judgment.”
The list goes on and on.
The Report mentions so many things that Martin did wrong…things that exacerbated the whole situation, but in each case, Wells makes excuses for him.
We have a strong suspicion that whatever Wells discovers in his Deflate-gate investigation, he’ll be making excuses for the Patriots too.
And making good money to make those excuses.