The Miami Dolphins agreed to keep Richie Incognito on the roster while the NFL concludes its investigation of alleged abuse by the offensive lineman against former teammate Jonathan Martin, according to reports Friday.
Incognito's four-game suspension was to end Monday under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, but it was extended with pay and could last up to a maximum six weeks in a deal reached with the Dolphins.
He will not be paid for two weeks of the suspension. Reports indicated that it cost him $470,588.
Attorney Ted Wells, who is conducting the investigation, said earlier that he would need a few more weeks to complete his work. USA Today reported that the NFL Players' Association is conducting its own investigation.
Incognito was suspended Nov. 3 by the Dolphins for conduct detrimental, including threatening and using a racial slur against Martin.
It's uncertain whether Incognito will play again for the Dolphins once the case is resolved.