NEWS RELEASE Vice President of Communications 1111-1111-1111 [email protected] com MIAMI DOLPHINS RELEASES TEAM OWNER STEPHEN ROSS’S MENT TO TED WELLS REPORT OF MISCONDUCT
Stephen Ross, Chairman of the Board and Managing General Partner of Miami Dolphins, declares the creation of a committee to address the concerns in sports conduct and evaluate the team’s conduct and workplace policies.
DAVIE, Fla., June 1, 2014. – MIAMI DOLPHINS Ltd., Inc. owner Stephen Ross released today his statement following the 144-page report conducted by Ted Wells finding harassment and mistreatment within the team. He extends his gratitude to Commissioner Roger Goodell for accommodating the request for an impartial review and acknowledgement of the independent counsel’s findings.
According to Ross, the report showed a disturbing behavior of some members of the team. Nevertheless, he is pleased with the affirmation of Coach Joe Philbin’s commitment to sportsmanlike conduct among team members.
“ We are committed to a positive workplace environment where everyone treats each other with respect. We have reviewed our Code of Conduct and workplace policies and are making enhancements to the areas of sports psychology, human resources and player engagement functions which serve as safe outlets for any player or employee.”
The issue of bullying as alleged by Jonathan Martin against offensive line members Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey brings to light this matter. The organization does not take these accusations lightly and is committed to the formation of a Code of Conduct that will enable the organization to move forward and foster a harmonious relationship that will hopefully apply not only to the Dolphins but to sports as a whole.
Ross reiterates, “ I have made it clear to everyone within our organization that this situation must never happen again. We are committed to address this issue forcefully and to take a leadership role in establishing a standard that will be a benchmark in all of sports.”
Miami Dolphins will host a press conference at 2 p. m. on June 6, 2014, at the Sun Life Stadium where Mr. Stephen Ross will be available together with Coach Joe Philbin for questions. Requests for media credentials to attend the news conference should be directed to Your Name at [email protected] com
About Miami Dolphins Ltd., Inc.
Miami Dolphins Ltd., Inc. located at Sun Life Stadium, 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, Fla., is a professional football team of the National Football League (NFL) since 1966.
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