The Miami Dolphins have suspended starting offensive guard Richie Incognito for an undisclosed timetable.

In a statement released late Sunday night the team claims Incognito, a starter for the Dolphins since 2010, is being suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team." The suspension is related to Jonathan Martin's recent absence from the team.

Incognito allegedly was involved in behavior that made Martin feel he was in a difficult work place environment. Martin, a 2012 second-round pick, left the team last Monday after members of the offensive line pulled a lunch room prank on him.

Martin's representatives claim Incognito's behavior included verbal abuse, and threats from Incognito via voice-mail and text messages. They have submitted proof of these allegations 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's statement read. "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."