The Miami Dolphins suspended offensive guard Richie Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team, a reaction to allegations that he repeatedly bullied teammate Jonathan Martin.
This marks the third statement the Dolphins have issued today regarding the Martin situation.
First the Dolphins denied any wrongdoing on Incognito's part. Then, they acknowledged that Martin's representatives asked for an investigation and said the team will fully cooperate.
And now they have suspended Incognito.
“The Miami Dolphins have suspended Richie Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team,” the Dolphins said in a statement. “We believe in maintaining a culture of respect for one another and as a result we believe this decision is in the best interest of the organization at this time. As we noted earlier, we reached out to the NFL to conduct an objective and thorough review. We will continue to work with the league on this matter.”
According to reports, Martin felt threatened by Incognito and has turned over evidence of the threats through voice mails and text messages.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.