MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s been a tough journey for Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito since he was accused of harassment by teammate Jonathan Martin. But Incognito continues to cheer for his team and remains in contact with the team.
“Even though I’m away from the team, it doesn’t change the fact that I’m still pulling for my guys,” Incognito told NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington. “I love those guys. I talk to them every single day, so I feel like I’m out there with them in spirit.”
Incognito is working out at Athletes’ Performance in Arizona where he has spent every offseason, according to the NFL.com report. He’s agreed to remain suspended with pay by the Dolphins for the remainder of the season. Incognito was suspended after the transcript of a message he left for Martin was leaked to the media.
The Dolphins and Incognito agreed that it would be best if he didn’t return as the team makes a playoff push at the end of the season, according to NFL.com. Incognito has never played in a playoff game throughout his career.
The scandal won’t conclude until the NFL’s independent investigator, Ted Wells, finishes his report. Wells has spoken to all of the parties involved, plus almost everyone involved in the Dolphins franchise. No date has been scheduled for Wells to complete and publish his report, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the report would be made public.
“I’ve done everything to cooperate,” Incognito said. “I’ve done my part, I’ve told my side, and that’s it. I told them everything I know — all of the information I’ve got — and I’m just waiting for the report. In the meantime, I’m just cheering my guys on.”