in November to conduct an independent investigation into the bullying scandal that engulfed the Dolphins and the league, and also cast a spotlight on the issue of workplace conduct in the locker room. Three starting offensive linemen for the Miami Dolphins “engaged in a pattern of harassment” toward their teammate Jonathan Martin, another young offensive lineman and an assistant trainer that included racist and homophobic language and improper touching, according to an extensive investigation commissioned by the N.F.L. The investigation concluded that harassment by Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey caused significant emotional distress to Martin, who left the team in October. The findings were announced by Ted Wells, a defense lawyer who was hired by the N.F.L. “The report rejects any suggestion that Martin manufactured claims of abuse after the fact to cover up an impetuous decision to leave the team,” Wells said in a statement. Incognito was suspended indefinitely on Nov.