Report: Richie Incognito files grievance against the Dolphins

Anwar S Richardson

Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is not going down without a fight.

Incognito has reportedly filed a non-football injury grievance against the club, which challenges his current status as "indefinitely suspended" for conduct detrimental to the team, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Here is a portion of Mortensen’s report:

“Under Article 43 of the collective bargaining agreement, the maximum a player can be suspended by a team for conduct detrimental is four weeks plus an additional game check. In this case, that would amount to $1,276,470.59. The Dolphins have never defined the length of the suspension, which was announced in the late evening on Nov. 3.

“Under the labor agreement, all non-injury grievances must be heard by a neutral arbitrator. Incognito has requested an expedited hearing.”

Incognito was suspended by the team on November 3 for allegedly harassing and mistreating teammate Jonathan Martin. Incognito defended his alleged actions during an interview with Fox Sports' Jay Glazer this past Sunday. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross wanted to meet with Martin this past Wednesday, however, that meeting was delayed because the NFL wants to sit down with Martin first.

Considering Incognito’s reputation has been damaged because of these recent accusations, and it is easy to understand why he is fighting back. If the NFL is still conducting an investigation, Incognito should receive the same due process as any other accused player.

Right now, Incognito seemingly would settle for his money.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!