Embattled Miami Dolphin offensive lineman Richie Incognito, the face of the team’s bullying scandal, apologized to teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team over repeated taunts, owner Stephen Ross, and investigator Ted Wells.
On his Twitter account, Incognito wrote, ”I would like to send Jonathan my apologies as well. Until someone tells me different you are still my brother. No hard feelings :)”
He also apologized to Wells and Ross, saying ”this (stuff) got cray, cray.”
”There are no winners in the courts,” he wrote. ”Just families left to deal with their decisions and pick up the pieces. You can’t free something.”
This comes after an NFL-ordered report detailed a racially charged bullying scandal, saying there was a ”pattern of harassment” committed by Incognito and teammates John Jerry and Mike Pouncey that extended to two Dolphins linemen and an assistant trainer–all targets of vicious taunts and racist insults.
Incognito, 30, had closed his Twitter account for two days, but returned Monday night with a noticeably different tone, apologizing for ”acting like a big baby.”
The 6-foot-3, 319-pound lineman said he wants to play football again. Incognito’s contract with the Dolphins is about to expire making him an unrestricted free agent who can sign with any team. It’s unclear if Incognito will face punishment from the NFL. League spokesman Greg Aiello told The Associated Press on Monday that the NFL will comment ”at the appropriate time” on Wells’ report.
Incognito’s tweets have taken on a vastly different tone than they did less than a week ago when he went on a rant that quickly went viral, blasting Martin and his representative Ken Zuckerman.
”The truth is going to bury you and your entire camp. You could have told the truth the entire time,” Incognito tweeted last week.
Incognito also wrote at the time Martin had threatened to commit suicide and listed a suicide prevention hotline. Incognito previously has taken shots at Wells, the independent investigator who released the 144-page report detailing Incognito’s lewd and vulgar comments toward Martin, and harassment of another offensive lineman and an assistant trainer with the Dolphins.