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Report: Dolphins' Mike Pouncey likely won't face ban for bullying scandal

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Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey will likely not face any discipline for his role in the bullying scandal last season, reports Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald.  

Former Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin left the team last October after accusing teammates of emotional and physical abuse. 

After texts from former teammate Richie Incognito were publicly revealed, the NFL asked an independent investigator Ted Wells to step in and investigate the claims.  

Wells concluded that Incognito, Pouncey and offensive guard John Jerry engaged in a pattern of harassment against Martin, another teammate and an assistant trainer.

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During an email exchange with NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, the league told the Miami Herald that there has been “no change in [Pouncey’s] active status [and] we have no other information to offer on the subject.”

When asked if that meant the league would have no update on the situation going forward, Aiello responded: “Never say never, but I don’t anticipate having to address the issue again.”

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Offensive line coach Jim Turner and head trainer Kevin O’Neill were fired after the fallout. Incognito is a free agent, Jerry signed with the New York Giants in the offseason and Martin was traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a conditional draft pick.

Pouncey was named to his first Pro Bowl last season, his third in the NFL. 

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