Incognito goes on Twitter tirade

Updated: February 13, 2014, 11:01 AM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito is venting on Twitter again. On Wednesday, the formerly suspended Incognito had very strong messages for teammate Jonathan Martin on their high-profile bullying scandal.

The teammate Incognito refers to is receiver Brian Hartline.

Incognito also said Martin allegedly was having suicidal thoughts last spring.

Martin left the team in October and said Incognito harassed and bullied him. However, recently released text messages suggest the two communicated often. The Ted Wells report is expected to be released soon and detail the entire scope of their relationship.

Wednesday's tirade is in stark contrast to Incognito's thoughts on Martin from just eight days ago, when he tweeted that he supported Martin "100% in his return to football in 2014." It is unclear what changed between then and now.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross recently said neither player is expected to return to Miami. Incognito will become an unrestricted free agent in March. Martin, a 2012 second-round pick, still has two years left on his rookie contract but is expected to be traded or released.

Besides blasting Martin, Incognito also tweeted an apology to women on Wednesday for the language in his text messages with Martin that were leaked to the media recently.

However, Incognito said in an earlier tweet that vulgar language was the only thing of which he was guilty.

He ended his string of tweets shortly before 4 p.m. ET, saying he would have no further comment, directing reporters to contact his attorney. But he released a statement later to NFL.com.

"The facts clearly show the allegations are false and there was no bullying," Incognito said in the statement. "Just banter both ways between two good friends. I intend to do as I always have: focus on doing the best job I can for my team and fans and helping my team win. I will have no other comment until the Wells report is issued."

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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