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More Twitter apologies from Incognito


Dolphins guard Richie Incognito has returned to Twitter with a vengeance.  But he currently is seeking no vengeance; he has been surprisingly contrite.

Overnight, Incognito issued a series of apologies and made other observations about his future.

“I would like to send Jonathan my apologies as well,” Incognito said, several hours after issuing a general apology for acting like a “big baby” in the days after the issuance of the Ted Wells report that found harassment of Jonathan Martin.  “Until someone tells me different you are still my brother.  No hard feelings.”

Wells also got an apology, along with owner Stephen Ross:  “I would like to also apologize to Mr. Ross and Mr. Wells.  Sh-t got cray cray.”

Incognito also made it clear that, despite the content of a deleted tweet from Sunday, he has not fired his agents at Athletes first.  Said Richie, “I love you.  I will never ever FIRE you.  Tu es mi familia.”

Incognito also seems to have dropped his “Free Incognito” slogan, and in so doing it appears he won’t be filing any type of lawsuit in connection with the issuance of the Wells report.

“There are no winners in the courts,” Incognito said.  “Just families left to deal with their decisions and pick up the pieces.  You can’t free something. . . . We are all born free.”

As free as the wind blows, and Incognito still has the ability to blow hot and cold.  In his stream of apologies, he also retweeted a message that reflects the defiance he had demonstrated last week, before making a temporary Twitter exit.

“Keep your head up brother,”  another Twitter account told Incognito.  “There are always 3 sides of a story.  His side.  Your side and the truth. #wussificationofAmerica.”

While a far cry from Incognito’s “truth is going to bury you” rant from last week, his endorsement of the message suggests that he continues to dispute aspects of Jonathan Martin’s account.  Incognito seems to realize that his own version may not be accurate either.  Still, the endorsement of the “wussification of America” mantra suggests that Incognito still believes at some level that this entire exercise has been a load of crap, and that it all comes back to a fundamental lack of mental and physical toughness on the part of Martin.

Still, it’s encouraging that Incognito understands his recent comments were misguided.   Incognito proved during his first year with the Dolphins that he can comply with external expectations if his NFL career is hanging in the balance.  His NFL career is now hanging in the balance.  He seems to realize that, and he seems to be willing to behave.

The challenge for his next team, and surely there will be one, will be to keep him on a one-strike exemption beyond his first year with the team, which the Dolphins didn’t do.  And a lot of people have paid for that one.

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64 Responses to “More Twitter apologies from Incognito”
  1. ovaw8lova says: Feb 18, 2014 7:13 AM

    In other words, I am trying to save what little NFL career I have left. Richie, sometimes it is best to just be quiet and let everything settle.

  2. footballfan58 says: Feb 18, 2014 7:16 AM

    Lame attempt at damage control. Just shut up already! The more you open your pie-hole, the more buried you become.

  3. bengalskuta82 says: Feb 18, 2014 7:19 AM

    Two words. Mental issues

  4. sc711 says: Feb 18, 2014 7:20 AM

    Past denial, good step.

    Needs to check himself in somewhere, address the root of these issues.

  5. skleech22 says: Feb 18, 2014 7:20 AM

    Richie needs to disappear for awhile before he signs with the Patriots… will be heralded as a BRILLIANT move by Billy!

  6. mattolikesthevikes says: Feb 18, 2014 7:21 AM

    Get help dude. You have unresolved issues

  7. stoutfiles says: Feb 18, 2014 7:21 AM

    At this rate he’s going to be playing for the league minimum next year.

  8. roadbiscuit says: Feb 18, 2014 7:29 AM

    Assuming the Dolphins don’t want him, that’s 4 of the 5 teams he’s played on since high school that will have cut ties with Incognito, and the fifth didn’t offer him a contract after his 3 game stint there despite him playing well.

    That’s a lotta smoke for #wussificationofAmerica fans to suck up.

  9. sbaltimore says: Feb 18, 2014 7:29 AM

    Just when you thought he couldn’t possibly did the hole any bigger.

    Two words: Professional help.

  10. beachsidejames says: Feb 18, 2014 7:40 AM

    Whats next? These two guys get married on tv?

  11. defscottyb says: Feb 18, 2014 7:44 AM

    Drink up Richie… tweet on.

  12. cakemixa says: Feb 18, 2014 7:48 AM

    I seriously can’t tell who has more mental issues – Martin or Incognito.

  13. ctiggs says: Feb 18, 2014 7:49 AM

    J-Mart had a pre existing condition in that he has been abused since middle school. Jmart goes to the NFL which is a diffrent type of work environment, from most. Jmart participated in most of the things he is crying about. J-mart cant handle the language and jokes at the NFL. J-mart blames NFL for his pre condition problem. Jmart throws members of the Dolphins organization under the boss. This in turn, created a black eye for the Dolphins and the NFL. Jmart possibly ruined several lives, because he did not stand up/ speak up for himself when he had a PRE CONDITION before he got to the NFL!!!!!!. Jmart does not deserve to be an a locker room again.

  14. blu4l1fe says: Feb 18, 2014 7:54 AM

    Typical passive-aggressive attitude. He would have been best serve, as a lot have already stated, just keeping quiet.

  15. crewdawg says: Feb 18, 2014 8:08 AM

    Needs to hire a PR specialist to use his twitter account from now on.

  16. stlunatik says: Feb 18, 2014 8:12 AM

    Don’t apologize Richie it dosent suit you

  17. lifeistoughtrustmeimadolphinsfan says: Feb 18, 2014 8:14 AM

    Home boy needs some serious counseling. If I was a psychologist I would have emailed him a long time ago.

  18. runmarshawnrun says: Feb 18, 2014 8:16 AM

    Manic much?

  19. mrbigass says: Feb 18, 2014 8:16 AM

    Looney Tunes……….the one that always gets an anvil dropped on his head and keeps on tryin’……

  20. nemesder says: Feb 18, 2014 8:19 AM

    He sounds like the guy at a party who gets too drunk and starts crying and expressiong his feelings to random strangers

  21. bigjim50010 says: Feb 18, 2014 8:21 AM

    two colleges kicked him out for this behavior, 3 teams in the NFL…

    I would like to know how great his lawyers and agent are to allow him to continue this inane line of defense. Must be family members…

  22. crubenst says: Feb 18, 2014 8:23 AM


  23. vikingdoode says: Feb 18, 2014 8:31 AM

    Kids this is what happens to you when you take Roids!

  24. eddiecrash1976 says: Feb 18, 2014 8:31 AM

    Uuuh, yes Ritchie you should fire your agent! He’s doing a horrible job on damage control which apparently he has no control. But I double down, keep your head up Ritchie. The whole incident stinks of horse manure. I’ll some of the things that he said were personal. Never threat another mans family, that’s crossing the line. However it’s not like Martin is some small guy who doesn’t have the means to defend yourself. You’re a man that’s what you’re supposed to do! If you can’t defend yourself then how can you defend your family, your integrity? Sadly the headline to this whole story should’ve been Martin breaks Incognitos jaw for taunting and bullying! End of story! It’s been happening since the beginning of man!

  25. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Feb 18, 2014 8:35 AM

    rather than the long drawn out possibilities you draw in the last three paragraphs, the more likely reason is he just hit the retweet button and never thought about it; kind of like everything he does.

  26. hay1111 says: Feb 18, 2014 8:35 AM

    this whole story must be a joke, I can’t belive any of this happened and the phony outrage that ensued

  27. seabreezes51 says: Feb 18, 2014 8:45 AM


  28. letmesetyoustraight says: Feb 18, 2014 8:46 AM

    Richie, please just shut the hell up.

  29. dlr4skins says: Feb 18, 2014 8:49 AM

    Thanks Freud for having the ability yet again to break a person down with your journalism degree.

  30. letsberealpeople says: Feb 18, 2014 9:05 AM

    Lots if bullying in the comments. Have a heart, guys. He is trying to do the right thing. We have all have our iwn emotional baggage and mental oddities. If you think he should accepted Martin, then accept him. It’s the same thing.

  31. wishingtonredslur says: Feb 18, 2014 9:10 AM

    I wouldn’t want any of those guys on my team. Especially the blow up doll coach. Seriously are you even a man? Wanna act like one?

  32. jackburton77 says: Feb 18, 2014 9:13 AM

    Love how he tried to re-bully Martin once he thought he got some traction in the press…but this whole business of tweeting the words “cray cray” shouldn’t be tolerated.

    I totes apolojelly to J Mar 4 bean all agro j/k cray cray -Incognito

    Way to be Incognito..Incognito.

  33. jimmyt says: Feb 18, 2014 9:14 AM

    Free Richie. Dump Martin.

  34. Punk says: Feb 18, 2014 9:31 AM

    Ironic how Incognito set out on Twitter to prove how crazy Martin was…. Only to prove it in himself.

  35. dhragonn says: Feb 18, 2014 9:32 AM

    Vindicate Richie!

  36. arnoldziffel says: Feb 18, 2014 9:36 AM

    How mentally stable is this guy? He’s all over the map – up one day, down the next.

    Richie needs a shrink … at the very least.

  37. nokoolaidcowboy says: Feb 18, 2014 9:36 AM

    Great, this guy just doesn’t get it. Now he’s insulting “Big Babies”.

  38. gergie1957 says: Feb 18, 2014 9:37 AM

    Roids and Twitter are not a good combination.

  39. pastabelly says: Feb 18, 2014 9:41 AM

    Like most, he’s not sorry he did it. He’s sorry he did it and got caught and was made to look like a fool. You don’t go from a position where you deny and blame your victim to a point of contrition overnight. Incognito has had issues in the past and still has them. His old man has also done him no favors in playing along either.

  40. athwartships says: Feb 18, 2014 9:49 AM

    This idiot really doesn’t know when to turn it off….even his mouth. No one should be shocked he has bounced around the league all his career and we should all be shocked at this point if any team actaully wants him.

  41. shayeezy says: Feb 18, 2014 9:57 AM

    the people campaigning against the “wussification” of america are some of the dumbest people on the planet.

  42. shayeezy says: Feb 18, 2014 9:57 AM

    people who were likely bullied themselves, and never grew out of the high school bully mentality.

  43. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 18, 2014 9:57 AM

    They need to lock this guy in a room with Richard Sherman, then put it on Pay-Per-View.

  44. bzillaz says: Feb 18, 2014 9:59 AM

    Is there such a thing as “Tri-polar”?

  45. Andre's Johnson says: Feb 18, 2014 10:01 AM

    Mental midget.

    Am I allowed to say midget?

  46. phaktor333 says: Feb 18, 2014 10:03 AM

    The kid needs a year off, evaluating himself in the shadows. Next year, after Martin has moved on and perhaps the Dolphins organization has fixed its internal issues, he can show up at the combine or owners meetings with his agents and start selling his skills again. This is an easy fix because the American public has the attention span of a six year old.

  47. eagles512 says: Feb 18, 2014 10:39 AM

    Anyone that says “cray cray” should be kicked out of the league.

  48. patssox says: Feb 18, 2014 10:47 AM


  49. 2dmo4 says: Feb 18, 2014 10:49 AM

    Who issues an “apology” to their boss and owner of team/company using the words “cray, cray”.

    Dude acts like a junior high boy.

  50. daysend564 says: Feb 18, 2014 10:53 AM

    Still a better speaker than Sherman

  51. mmsierra says: Feb 18, 2014 10:57 AM

    Let’s see what team is LAME enough to sign this clown

    Raiders ?
    Lions ?
    Cowboys ?

  52. raynman49 says: Feb 18, 2014 11:04 AM

    Cray cray? What is that? I know I’m getting old, but maybe something a 2 year old would say?

  53. kylexitron says: Feb 18, 2014 11:20 AM

    Sounds like a teenage girl. Someone take his social media away before he starts quoting imagine dragons.

  54. granadafan says: Feb 18, 2014 11:23 AM

    Richie is on the textbook path of acceptance of his problems:

    1. Denial
    2. Anger
    3. Bargaining
    4. Depression
    5. Acceptance

  55. scaredhitless says: Feb 18, 2014 11:32 AM

    Richie Incognito acts just like the mean girls at my daughter’s elementary school. #wussificationofdudeswhoweight300pounds

  56. 1rockyracoon says: Feb 18, 2014 12:09 PM

    Things mature people never do:
    1) Air their dirty laundry on Twitter.
    2) Use the phrase “cray cray.”
    3) Use social media to apologize to someone. You apologize personally– face to face or at the very least over the phone.

    Doesn’t seem like Richie had the best role models growing up.

  57. ryann252013 says: Feb 18, 2014 12:29 PM


  58. siggtacular says: Feb 18, 2014 1:22 PM

    Jonathan Martin is soft bottom line

  59. 5to46hawkfan says: Feb 18, 2014 1:35 PM

    Richie, just be quiet dude!!!! You’re making a bigger ass of yourself with each tweet —ugh, just be quiet already

  60. craigkintexas says: Feb 18, 2014 1:44 PM

    Severe mental and emotional disorders…..always enhanced by a few shots of booze……LOL

  61. kate773 says: Feb 18, 2014 2:41 PM

    Anyone who buys these phony apologies is as dumb as he is.

  62. dietrich43 says: Feb 18, 2014 4:05 PM

    How does this get entered into the fine book?

  63. mackcarrington says: Feb 18, 2014 4:14 PM

    He didn’t apologize to Martins mother or sister.

  64. fubar5150 says: Feb 18, 2014 8:17 PM

    I would take him over Martin any day of the week.

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