The Miami Dolphins and Richie Incognito have agreed to maintain his suspension during the ongoing NFL investigation, the team announced Monday.
Incognito's suspension was scheduled to end after Sunday's game against the New England Patriots, based on the rules in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The Dolphins had three options: release Incognito, reinstate him, or reach an agreement with Incognito to keep him with pay but keep him on the suspended list.
Apparently, the parties settled on the third option, although the Dolphins made no official mention of Incognito's pay status during the suspension.
The Dolphins suspended Incognito on Nov. 3 for detrimental conduct toward teammate Jonathan Martin. Incognito allegedly threatened Martin and used a racial slur. Martin is currently on leave from the team.
Miami and Incognito agreed to an extension last month to prolong the suspension, with pay, from four to six weeks. Now they have reached another agreement.
Ted Wells, the lead investigator in the NFL probe into the incident, has yet to complete his report.
According to an ESPN report, a second interview between Wells and Incognito scheduled for last week was canceled.