Richie Incognito won't return to the Dolphins next week, but at least he is getting paid.
Incognito and the Dolphins have agreed to extend his suspension to no more than two more weeks and six weeks total, but he'll be paid as the NFL continues to investigate his role in the alleged hazing and verbal abuse of teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team. Multiple media outlets reported the news, including NFL Network and ESPN.
Incognito was suspended on Nov. 3, and on Nov. 21 he and the team came to the agreement, with approval of the NFL and NFLPA, that the suspension won't last more than six weeks. The collective-bargaining agreement allows for a maximum four-week suspension for conduct detrimental to the team, which is what Incognito was suspended for. ESPN reported only two weeks of the six-week suspension was unpaid, as part of the agreement, and that will cost Incognito $470,588.
NFL investigator Ted Wells met with Incognito last week for more than eight hours. Now he'll have two more weeks to wrap up his investigation before Incognito can return to the team.
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