The Jonathan Martin incident sparked an effort to dig up dirt on the primary alleged aggressor, suspended Dolphins guard Richie Incognito.

And the dirtiest dirt came from a report that he allegedly assaulted a female volunteer at the team’s annual golf outing, with a golf club.

The alleged victim said she couldn’t talk, which implied strongly that she got paid. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the amount was in the range of $30,000.

The lawyers in the crowd (we know you’re out there, billing a few hours before kickoff) will cringe upon reading that, since virtually every civil settlement includes a supposedly ironclad confidentiality provision. Violating it leads to all sorts of potential penalties — especially if the person who got paid is the one who blabs.