Dolphins owner plans to meet with Jonathan Martin

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Offensive tackle Jonathan Martin started seven games for the Miami Dolphins this past season. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Jonathan Martin had started seven games for the team this season. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said during a conference call Tuesday he expects to meet with offensive tackle Jonathan Martin soon.

The two originally were supposed to meet in November but the league and Martin's lawyer quickly decided that wasn't the correct course of action because the league was still conducting their investigation on Martin, the Dolphins workplace and fellow offensive lineman Richie Incognito following Martin allegedly being bullied by Incognito.

"I was precluded from talking to him while the investigation was going on," Ross said, via Yahoo! Sports. "Now that we got the report, the lawyers are trying to arrange the meeting, which should take place relatively soon, I believe."

Martin has said he wants to return to the football field next year, and he is still under contract with the Dolphins.

"I haven't heard what his feelings are; I've read the report," Ross said. "He wants to talk to me as much as [I want to talk to him]. I'm prepared to listen. When you've dealt with something, it's nice to hear from the person directly."

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