DAVIE (CBSMiami) – Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito has played his last down for the team as he will remain suspended with pay for the rest of the season for his part in the Jonathan Martin saga, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Incognito was suspended by the team earlier this year after transcripts of text messages were leaked to the media and showed the guard using racist epithets and alleged threats towards his teammate, Martin.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Calls Scot Peterson's Press Conference On His Deposition 'Fictional'
The Dolphins have remained quiet on the situation as the NFL’s independent investigation, headed by attorney Ted Wells, looks at all of the elements. Wells has interviewed almost everyone in the Dolphins organization and his investigation may wrap up in the next week or two.
It’s not just Incognito who has been impacted by the situation. Martin has also been out of work since he walked away from the team earlier this year due to the alleged harassment at the hands of his teammates.READ MORE: Miami Beach City Commission Unanimously Approves Dedicating Baseball Field After Surfside Condo Collapse Victim Manny LaFont
Martin was placed on the non-football injury list and has continued to get paid, like Incognito, despite not playing a down in the last month.
Technically, Incognito could have challenged his status and forced the Dolphins to either suspend him or release him based on the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.MORE NEWS: Parkland Parent Max Schachter Donates $25,000 To Marjory Stoneman Douglas Orchestra To ‘Keep Alex's Memory Alive’
According to Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network, if the Dolphins make the playoffs; Incognito will also get paid any checks from the postseason.