Posted November 29, 2013

Report: Dolphins guard Richie Incognito to continue suspension with pay

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Richie Incognito had started all eight games this season with the Miami Dolphins. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Richie Incognito had started eight games this season with the Miami Dolphins. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The Miami Dolphins and suspended guard Richie Incognito reached an agreement to extend Incognito’s suspension with pay while Ted Wells finishes an investigation of the team’s workplace, reports NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington.

That agreement still needs league and NFL Players Association approval, according to the report.

Incognito was suspended indefinitely on Nov. 3 for conduct detrimental to the team for leaving threatening voicemails to tackle Jonathan Martin. Martin left the team in October.

The rules of the league’s collective bargaining agreement prevented the team from suspending Incognito beyond four games.

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Incognito has lost $235,294 for every game he’s been suspended. He met with Wells last week in a meeting that lasted a total of eight-and-a-half hours and took two days to complete.


21 comments
Mike26
Mike26

Ahhh, all the internet experts are out and about STILL on this case.  It will be refreshing to read the report and say good-bye to Incognito permanently.  Then all the internet experts will be back, clamoring for their hero....

RandySandberg
RandySandberg

Initially I thought Incognito to be totally in the wrong.  After hearing what actually goes on in the locker room and that Martin participated in it, I think Incognito should be reinstated immediately.  Football teams are not made up of people like you or me.  They are a completely different breed of cat.

RobertJacke
RobertJacke

J Martin walked away from his team I hope he isnt getting paid.......He quit

UnishowponyWherebeef
UnishowponyWherebeef

And most people are still vehemently against unions...

Wake up people!!! 

High wages, worker rights and excellent benefits. 

slickwilly
slickwilly

If he didn't do anything to justify a suspension or if the behavior was condoned by the Dolphins organization, then paying him while suspended is the only right thing to do.

effeweall
effeweall

His employers knew and asked him to lead the team.  he will own the Dolphins by 2014.  Dolphins win the superbowl by 2015.  Bring Marino back!!!

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

The NFL is no more than a laughingstock. Incognito should be banned for life.  

Marty2
Marty2

See Richie Incognito; See  Richie Incognito's tattoos; See someone with a distorted sense of what it means to be a man. 

thebigdawg3
thebigdawg3

Jonathan Martin should be beaten into a pulp.

kj4027
kj4027

@Mike26 Arnold had a word for guys like you "girly man"

Voiceover310
Voiceover310

@RobertJacke With all the media hype and the constant stories about "bullying" all over the news, you think he isn't getting paid? The NFLPA would be all over that and making this situation ten times worse. 

Mike26
Mike26

@thebigdawg3 Go study for your addition test in math class on Monday bigdawg!

me1
me1

@thebigdawg3 Perfect example of Internet testosterone. Instead of simply saying "this is the fair decision", you demonstrate why there is a problem. It really shouldn't be this easy.

kj4027
kj4027

Exactly. One huge offensive lineman calling another huge offensive lineman some names. Big deal. Grow up.

ITATTRACTS
ITATTRACTS

@me1 @thebigdawg3 it's a problem because Martin sent EQUALLY offensive texts to Incognito before he suddenly decided he was above it. how do people miss that fact? you want to celebrate the guy for being "brave enough to walk away/stand up to bullying" when he was doing the same exact thing. 

kj4027
kj4027

@Mike26 It's football dude.. grow up. What is so civil about a bunch of huge guys banging into each other? What is so civil about MMA? You obviously have never played any team sports or been inside of a locker room. This stuff happens at every level.

Mike26
Mike26

@kj4027 You and ITTATRACTS are clearly fine human beings - I mean, for no more than you know or understand about class, civility and intelligence.