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Dolphins owner appalled by allegations of team's bullying scandal, vows to get to bottom of it

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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68), center left, and and tackle Jonathan Martin (71), center right, sit on the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. About halfway between the start of exhibition games and the Super Bowl, there have been plenty of unwanted story lines. Bullying in the locker room, coaches collapsing, serious injuries to marquee players, the D.C. Council's call on Washington's pro football team to change its name _ examples from the past week alone. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)The Associated Press

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has broken his silence on the bullying scandal that has engulfed his team, saying he's appalled by Jonathan Martin's allegations of daily harassment by teammates.

Ross says he plans to meet with Martin on Wednesday at an undisclosed location and that he has been in touch with the tackle by text.

The owner vowed before Monday night's game between the Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to get to bottom of the allegations and create a locker room culture that "suits the 21st century."

Ross was joined by team president and chief executive officer Tom Garfinkel.

The NFL is investigating Martin's allegations against teammates, including Richie Incognito. Martin is with his family in California to undergo counseling for emotional issues. Incognito has been suspended indefinitely.

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