Something got into Richie Incognito today.
Maybe he knows something the rest of us don't pertaining to the soon-to-be-released Ted Wells report, because he unleashed a barrage of tweets aimed at former teammate Jonathan Martin.
For any of you that lived under a rock for the past year, Martin left the Miami Dolphins mid-season and later alleged it was because he was bullied by Incognito in the locker room. The aforementioned Wells was hired by the NFL to investigate the matter and is supposed to release his findings at some point in the near future.
Incognito only recently re-joined social media after a suspension he agreed to with the NFL was lifted. And on Wednesday, he started dropping bombs.
Dear Jon Martin..... The truth is going to bury you and your entire "camp". You could have told the truth the entire time.— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 12, 2014
Jon Martin---you started all of this when Kenny Zuckerman released the VM to ESPN. The same VM we joked about with @brianhartline— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 12, 2014
Kenny Zuckerman from Priority Sports.... What do you have to say for your actions? Why did you release the VM. What was your goal ?— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 12, 2014
I'm guilty of being a loyal friend and good teammate. I apologize for my poor language and rude remarks. I've never denied it.— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 12, 2014
I apologize to all of the women out there that I offended with my text messages to my close personal friend.— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 12, 2014
Yeah, yeah, yeah. We get it. Martin got heated, left and needed someone to blame — according to Incognito's side of the story. With a series of texts Incognito and Martin wrote to each other released recently, it does seem Incognito wasn't the bully he was initially made out to be. Perhaps he was given a heads up about the Wells report and felt like it was free reign to trash his former friend on social media.
If he feels the need to release some anger on Martin, I'm all for it.
But then this happened:
FACT: Jonathan Martin told me he thought about taking his own life in MAY 2013 b/c he wasn't playing well. Told me he felt worthless.— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 12, 2014
There are some things you just don't disclose to the public, regardless of much you hate a particular person. Trivializing suicidal thoughts as a sign of weakness doesn't do anyone any favors, especially for those that deal with depression on a daily basis.
He may hate, loathe and despise Martin with all of his heart. He likely has an incredibly great reason for those feelings. But some things are better left unsaid.
Even in what's become a bizarre, circus act of a sideshow, this was the lowest of blows thrown.