Former head Dolphins trainer Kevin O'Neill, who was fired last month based on the findings in the Ted Wells report, has hired a Palm Beach-based law firm to represent him in what could be a contentious wrongful termination lawsuit, the Palm Beach Post reports. O'Neill, who was with the Dolphins for 18 years, was accused in the Wells report of being uncooperative and expressing "hostility toward our investigation." Dolphins tackle Johnathan Martin, who left the team in late October amid accusations that he was bullied by teammates, alleged that O'Neill would sometimes laugh when other players would make jokes and crude remarks about Martin's sister. "Martin maintained that Kevin O'Neill, the Dolphins head trainer, also heard such remarks [about Martin's sister] and even laughed at them from time to time," the Wells report read. "On one occasion, according to Martin, O'Neill pulled him aside and told him he was too nice and needed to stand up for himself more." Along with players Richie Incognito, Mike Pouncey and John Jerry, O'Neill was also accused of making fun of an assistant trainer's Asian heritage. O'Neill's attorneys deny that the former Dolphins trainer laughed at racial jokes, and when he did laugh it was no different than Martin laughing at those very same jokes.
Fired Dolphins trainer Kevin O'Neill hires law firm to defend name
CBS Sports | Mar 6