by Aaron Wilson
November 09, 02013
Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said the organization reacted right away when indefinitely suspended offensive guard Richie Incognito allegedly molested and harassed an African-American woman at the Dolphins' annual golf tournament.
It's believed a confidential financial settlement was reached, but it's unclear what kind of club discipline, if any, was levied against Incognito.
"We were made of aware of the situation, we took immediate action,” Philbin told South Florida reporters.. “Any club action we took against any player would remain private.”
As for offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, who left the team to seek counseling after allegedly being bullied by Incognito, including a racially-charged remark left on his voice mail, Philbin said Martin could have come to him if he thought he was being bullied.
“I believe I’m approachable to the players,” Philbin said.
The Dolphins have a Monday night game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Are they focused?
“We don’t get paid for distractions," Philbin said. "We get paid to go out and perform. We have a big game on Monday night."
What about the investigation that's ongoing?
"We're all committed to getting to the bottom of this," Philbin said.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.