Report on Martin-Incognito bullying scandal to have unnamed sources
Martin made allegations that he left after being threatened and Incognito bullied him for money. A message was found recorded that showed he had done so which made things even more difficult for him.
Now criminal attorney Ted Wells’ report on Dolphins case will be coming up and to make things easier for those who want to say something, their identities will remain unanimous. This will ensure that more people come forward regardless of their status in the NFL and repercussions of disclosing confidential information.
The NFL had faced criticism due to this case and to ensure that they promoted player security announced that the investigation about the case would be made public. This decision was something that made people hesitant about going out about what they might know and since the bullying scandal already involved threats it made matters worse.
There is a general code among players not to rat out to anyone about their internal affairs. What happens in the locker room stays in the locker room. And disclosing information to anyone outside is like treason and since players are very close to each other and news travels fast in the locker room and NFL, it would be easy to find out who ratted out and might suffer the same fate as Martin.
Wells has made a good choice to keep the names of witnesses confidential if they want to as it solves the problem entirely. Witnesses who have security about telling what they know are more willing and give more accurate information without omitting critical information.
While this could be the only way to get the information from the witnesses, it will make it harder for the public and the media to properly scrutinize the evidence on which Wells makes any specific conclusions or recommendations.
Even so, it will still make things a bit difficult as citing witnesses keeps the records authentic and unquestionable. However they may be called in if they are willing or it becomes necessary.