BY NICK ST. DENIS
The Miami Dolphins had a long week ahead of them following a Thursday night game. That week has become even longer as each day has gone by.
Less than seven days after Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin went AWOL following a blowup in the Dolphins' cafeteria that was reportedly the result of "bullying," the Dolphins have suspended guard Richie Incognito for "conduct detrimental to the team."
"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," the team said in a statement late Sunday.
"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.”
Incognito's team-mandated suspension is the latest development in a still-unraveling situation in Miami. Martin was absent for the Dolphins' season-defibrillating victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, and it was reported this weekend that he would be placed on the non-football illness list in the coming days.
Here's a comprehensive timeline of events surrounding the situation, via The Palm Beach Post.
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