Suspended Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito and at least one other Miami player ridiculed the ethnicity of a team staff member and made crude jokes about the staff member’s wife, two sources told the National Football Post.
ESPN reported Tuesday that the team and the NFL are aware of the allegations.
According the Post, Incognito would dress in ethnic clothing and make profane jokes about the staff member’s culture. The report also said at least one other Dolphins player would join in on the jokes, which reportedly made the staff member extremely uncomfortable.
The Dolphins did not respond to the Post’s request for comment.
Incognito is currently suspended indefinitely after allegations surfaced that he bullied and harassed fellow lineman Jonathan Martin. The NFL hired attorney Ted Wells to independently investigate the claims and the Dolphins’ workplace atmosphere and meetings between Wells and team members are underway this week.
Incognito has since filed a non-football injury grievance against the club, which is currently scheduled for Thursday. However, according to an ESPN report Monday, the Dolphins asked the NFL to postpone the hearing.
Unless there is a ruling that changes Incognito’s status, the Dolphins have until Dec. 2 to activate Incognito or release him.