Here we go again! Richie Incognito has been thinking about all this drama that has played out with him and Jonathan Martin and it seems he doesn’t think his suspension is fair. Today, he filed a grievance against the Miami Dolphins regarding his suspension and as such the NFL has released this statement:
Richie Incognito filed a non-injury grievance against his employer, the Miami Dolphins, pursuant to his rights under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The grievance challenges his suspension for conduct which was alleged to have occurred while he was with the club. In the grievance, Incognito requests that the hearing be held on an expedited basis so that he can immediately resume playing for the team. The NFL Players Association will continue to protect the rights of all players.
According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) a hearing will be held within seven days of the grievance being filed.
Now, this is an interesting turn of events. It’s not everyday that the person who is the face of bullying in sports files a grievance for unfair treatment. He’s losing about $235,000 for each game week he misses. If the Dolphins don’t reinstate him they have until December 2nd. to cut him.
While Incognito may feel he’s been unfairly treated, the real issue here is that Martin has yet to speak. His silence, in some respects, may end up redeeming Incognito. While Incognito can never get away from that horrible message he left Martin, Martin’s silence forces Incognito into a interesting place of offence.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Dolphins respond.
We’re still waiting on word from Jonathan Martin.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,