The Miami Dolphins are looking for a delay in the case of suspended guard Richie Incognito’s non-football injury grievance against the team.
The franchise is currently cooperating with an independent investigation of the alleged violations that led to the 30 year-old’s suspension.
Incognito’s expedited hearing is set for later his week. According to what YouWager has learned the player’s complaint alleges that the Dolphins have yet to provide specific examples of the detrimental conduct cited when he was suspended indefinitely Nov. 3.
Other sources add that the team acknowledged in a notification letter that Incognito’s suspension could not exceed the maximum of four weeks plus one additional game check under the collective bargaining agreement.
Dolphins’ sources did not comment on the team’s request to delay Incognito’s hearing while the team works with independent investigator Ted Wells, whose probe moved into their facility Monday.
Incognito is seeking reinstatement to the active roster of the Miami team and recovery of lost wages that could reach a maximum of $1,176,470.59 under terms of the maximum team penalty. The NFL team has until Dec. 2 to restore the New Jersey native to their active roster or waive him unless there is a decision rendered that accelerates that deadline.
Tackle Jonathan Martin offered his version of the events that led to Martin leaving the team Oct. 28, allegedly for being abused and bullied by Incognito.