The Miami Dolphins continue to support offensive tackle Jonathan Martin after reports surfaced that bullying from his teammates led Martin to take a sudden leave of absence, and offensive guardRichie Ingonito may have been directly involved in it, and the team apparently is ready to discipline him for it:
Richie Incognito was advised by Joe Philbin tonight he has been indefinitely suspended by team while NFL investigates, Incognito tells me.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) November 4, 2013
Martin walked out on the team Monday and sought mental health counseling, and ESPN reported that the NFLPA was reviewing guard Richie Incognito’s role in that alleged “bullying” of Martin:
Meanwhile, several sources insisted Incognito was involved, adding that the incident was not isolated and extended to 2012, when Martin was a second-round draft pick by the team. One source said any emotional issues Martin is experiencing are directly related to his harassment.
And the latest report from FOX Sports Live is that Martin’s camp alleges threatening and racially charged messages from Incognito.
The Dolphins have until Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET to keep Martin on the roster or place him on the non-football illness list.