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Report: Dolphins ask to delay Incognito grievance hearing
Posted by Josh Alper on November 19, 2013, 7:12 AM EST
Members of the Dolphins organization have started meeting with independent investigator Ted Wells as Wells tries to sort out what happened with Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin and others.
According to a report from Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Dolphins would like to hold off on Incognito’s grievance hearing until they’re done working with Wells. Mortensen reports that the team has requested a delay of the hearing, which was expedited and is currently scheduled for Thursday.
Incognito was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team, but is reportedly arguing that Martin and his attorney David Cornwell have engaged in the only conduct that’s been detrimental to the Dolphins. Incognito will be represented by his own outside counsel at the hearing, but the NFLPA will also have a presence at the hearing after filing the grievance on Incognito’s behalf.
Unless there’s a ruling that speeds up the timeline, the Dolphins have until December 2 to return Incognito to the active roster or cut him from the team altogether.