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Although Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said Monday that he would meet with Jonathan Martin today to discuss the locker-room harassment that led to his departure and the suspension of Richie Incognito, that meeting has been postponed at the request of the NFL.

“Ted Wells [the lawyer appointed to investigate the matter] and the National Football League have asked that we delay our meeting with Jonathan Martin until they have the opportunity to meet with him first,” Tom Garfinkel, the Dolphins chief executive officer, said (via NFL Network). “Out of deference to the process, we will cooperate with their request. We look forward to meeting with Jonathan directly as soon as possible.”

Wells is expected to meet with Martin, who left the team two weeks ago, on Friday. Ross said he also expects to meet with Incognito, although he, like Martin, is unlikely to return to the team.