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NFL roundup: Woman accuses Incognito of harassment

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A Florida woman accused suspended Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito of harassing her in 2012, according to the ABC television affiliate in Miami.

An Aventura, Fla., police report stated that Incognito harassed a 34-year-old female volunteer at the Dolphins' annual "Fins Weekend Golf Tournament" in May 2012 at the Turnberry Resort and Club in Aventura.

According to the report, the woman claimed Incognito had been drinking alcohol and was acting inappropriately. He allegedly approached her and rubbed his golf club against her vagina. Then, he rubbed up against her from behind, saying "Let it rain, let it rain," before pouring bottled water on her face.

Incognito was recently suspended indefinitely in the scandal that involves the alleged bullying of fellow Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who left the team last week and is with his family in California where he has had counseling for emotional issues.

Yahoo! Sports reported that Incognito regularly held team meetings for offensive linemen at a South Florida strip club, and demanded that they attend or face a fine.

Also, if players did not attend, Incognito would reportedly mock them for not being part of the group.

---ESPN.com polled 72 NFL players this week to gauge their opinions of Incognito, Martin and rookie hazing. They were asked three questions.

When asked which of the two players they would rather have as a teammate, 15 respondents (20.8 percent) preferred Incognito, 34 (47.2 percent) indicated Martin and 23 (31.9 percent) wanted neither.

Overall, the results showed that 57 (79.2 percent) would not want Incognito as a teammate.

---Denver Broncos coach John Fox was released a Charlotte, N.C., hospital Friday morning, the team announced.

Fox was staying at Carolinas HealthCare System's Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute since having heart valve replacement surgery Monday.

---Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said an MRI confirmed that Christian Ponder's non-throwing left shoulder is dislocated.

Ponder was injured in the third quarter of Thursday night's game against the Washington Redskins.

Frazier said Ponder's availability for the Vikings' next game on Nov. 17 at the Seattle Seahawks will depend on how quickly the shoulder heals.

---Houston Texans running back Arian Foster missed practice on Friday and has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals because of his back problems, Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips announced.

Foster was forced to leave last week's game against Indianapolis because of the back issue, and he visited multiple back specialists this week, attempting to figure out what it wrong.

Phillips provided no timetable for Foster's possible return.

---The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed running back Doug Martin on injured reserve because of a torn labrum in his shoulder, ending his season.

Martin hasn't played since suffering the injury on October 20, and Martin is expected to have surgery to repair the problem.

---Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones disputed a report that Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had a disk problem in his back, claiming Bryant's back problem is muscle related and does not involve a disk, ESPNDallas.com reported Monday.

FoxSportsSouthwest.com had reported Bryant's injury may be a bulging or herniated disk.

"I feel good and I'm playing on Sunday," Bryant said after Friday's practice, according to ESPNDallas.com. "That's all y'all need to know."

--- Rookie EJ Manuel, who has missed the past four games because of knee injury, will be the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback on Sunday, coach Doug Marrone said during a radio interview on Friday.

Marrone told Buffalo station WGR-AM that Manuel will be the starter against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend.

Manuel hasn't played since suffering an LCL injury in his right knee in the October 3 game against the Cleveland Browns.
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