Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dolphins and suspended guard Richie
Incognito agreed to postpone his grievance hearing until the NFL investigation
of Miami's locker room is complete.
Incognito's hearing was supposed to take place Thursday.
"The Miami Dolphins and Richie Incognito have agreed to postpone his grievance
hearing during his ongoing suspension. Richie is cooperating fully with the
NFL investigation and will meet with Ted Wells," the Dolphins said in a
Incognito, who filed a non-football injury grievance against the Dolphins last
Thursday, also released a statement on the matter.
"I have agreed to postpone my expedited arbitration hearing until after the
investigation by Ted Wells is complete," Incognito said. "I will cooperate
fully with the ongoing investigation with a goal of resuming my career with
the Miami Dolphins at the conclusion of this investigation. I love my
teammates and hope we can put this distraction behind us soon."
Incognito was suspended on Nov. 3 following allegations of harassment and
misconduct toward teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team prior to its
Week 9 win over Cincinnati.
The 30-year-old Incognito is accused of using a racial slur against Martin and
threatening violence against him and his mother in a voicemail Martin turned
over to the NFL.
Incognito has denied bullying Martin but said he may have been too harsh on
his younger teammate and regrets using racist language.
Under Article 43 of the CBA, the maximum a club is allowed to suspend a player
for conduct detrimental is four weeks plus an additional game check. Incognito
is eligible to return on Dec. 8 against Pittsburgh.
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