Richie Incognito will remain on paid leave for the balance of the 2013 season.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday, per a team source, that the Miami Dolphins guard will stay on the suspended list, with pay, while the NFL continues its investigation of the Dolphins' workplace.
Per the rules of the collective bargaining agreement, Incognito's suspension was scheduled to end following Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. The Dolphins were faced with the option of releasing Incognito, reinstating him or working out an agreement to keep him well-compensated -- but out of sight. They chose door No. 3.
Incognito was suspended indefinitely Nov. 3 for conduct detrimental to the team after a voice mail surfaced in which Incognito used a racial slur and threatened violence against estranged offensive tackle Jonathan Martin.
Incognito was unpaid for the first two games of his suspension, losing close to $500,000. The two sides reached an agreement late last month to extend Incognito's suspension with pay while Ted Wells continues his independent investigation.The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.