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Dolphins' Jonathan Martin will not return to NFL this season

By David Simpson, CNN
updated 8:46 AM EST, Sun December 1, 2013
Jonathan Martin has been placed on the
Jonathan Martin has been placed on the "reserve/non-football illness" list, making him ineligible to return until next season.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Dolphins place Jonathan Martin on reserve list
  • Martin said he was abused by teammates
  • Suspended Richie Incognito admits using n-word but says Martin is his friend
  • Incognito is appealing suspension

(CNN) -- Jonathan Martin, who left the Miami Dolphins in October and accused teammates of violently harassing him, will not return to the field this season.

The National Football League team Saturday said Martin had been placed on the "reserve/non-football illness" list, making him ineligible to return until next season.

Martin's attorney has said Martin, a tackle, was taunted and abused by teammates, one of whom physically attacked him.

Jonathan Martin: I hope to resume career
The Miami Dolphins have suspended Pro Bowl offensive lineman Richie Incognito following allegations of misconduct from teammate Jonathan Martin. Incognito played for the University of Nebraska before he was drafted in 2005 by the St. Louis Rams. He also played for the Buffalo Bills in 2009 before joining the Dolphins in 2010. The Miami Dolphins have suspended Pro Bowl offensive lineman Richie Incognito following allegations of misconduct from teammate Jonathan Martin. Incognito played for the University of Nebraska before he was drafted in 2005 by the St. Louis Rams. He also played for the Buffalo Bills in 2009 before joining the Dolphins in 2010.
Richie Incognito
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The Dolphins suspended lineman Richie Incognito, who has acknowledged using the "n-word" and violent language in messages to Martin.

Incognito has said Martin is his friend. He said coarse language is a part of the locker room culture. He is appealing his suspension.

Richie Incognito: Vulgar text to Martin came from 'a place of love'

CNN Sports' Christ Khodadadi contributed to this report.

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