When the Dolphins decided to indefinitely suspend guard Richie Incognito on Sunday, they were also suspending his pay. Now, Incognito is preparing to file a grievance against the team.
Incognito will file a grievance to the NFL against the Dolphins “very, very soon,” according to FOX Sports’ Alex Marvez. The grievance will also include financial elements, with Incognito seeking to recoup his weekly $235,294 salary.
Incognito was initially suspended on Sunday after teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team last last week, filed a formal complaint against Incognito with the league. The complaint included copies of voice mails and text messages from Incognito that were threatening and racially charged in nature. The Pro Bowl guard did play and start in the Dolphins’ 22-20 win against the Bengals on Thursday night, but he is unlikely to play for the team against the Buccaneers on Monday night. There’s also reports that indicate he may never play another game for the Dolphins.
Unlike Incognito, Martin has not been suspended by the team, meaning he is still receiving his weekly pay. Martin has checked himself into a rehab center, though, seeking treatment for his emotional distress.
The NFL and NFLPA are conducting separate investigations into the situation.