Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito lashed out at teammate Jonathan Martin on Twitter on Wednesday, saying, “The truth is going to bury you and your entire ‘camp.’ You could have told the truth the entire time.”
Incognito also wrote Martin told him he thought about committing suicide because he wasn’t playing well.
Incognito’s series of tweets directed at Martin and his representatives come as the NFL is preparing to release a report on the Dolphins’ bullying case which could help clarify their much-publicized relationship.
Martin previously said he was harassed daily by Incognito and other teammates. He alleged their racial, aggressive and sexually charged comments played a role in his departure from the team Oct. 28.
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Incognito recently finished serving a three-month suspension but isn’t expected to return to Miami.
He took aim at Martin’s agent, Kenneth Zuckerman, accusing him of releasing information to the media.
Zuckerman’s response: “The only thing I would say is I’ll let Jason La Canfora’s tweet speak for itself.”
After Incognito’s Twitter rant, La Canfora, who works for CBS Sports and broke the story on the text messages exchanged between the teammates, said on Twitter that Zuckerman “had nothing to do with my reporting.”
• The New Orleans Saints made their first major moves of what is expected to be a challenging offseason, releasing strong safety Roman Harper, outside linebacker and defensive end Will Smith and cornerback Jabari Greer. General manager Mickey Loomis also said the club does not intend to re-sign free-agent linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who has been hampered by recurring knee injuries the past few seasons.
• Gregg Williams is returning to the St. Louis Rams as defensive coordinator, the first time he will lead a defense since he lost his job in New Orleans amid the fallout from the team’s bounty scandal. He will replace Tim Walton, who was fired after just one season.
Williams has led five top-five defenses. He was defensive coordinator for the Saints when he was suspended for the entire 2012 season for the scandal. He was reinstated by the NFL in February 2013 and served as a defensive assistant for the Titans last season.
• The Denver Broncos extended John Elway’s contract, which was set to expire after this year, through 2017 and added general manager to his title of executive vice president. The Broncos are coming off their first AFC title in 15 years but they were blown out 43-8 by the Seahawks in the Super Bowl, a result that was eerily similar to the first three of Elway’s five Super Bowls before he capped his Hall of Fame career with back-to-back titles in 1998 and ’99.
• The San Francisco 49ers’ $1.2 billion new home — Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. — is 80 percent complete, with about half of the red seats already installed in a lower bowl that will hold 45,000, the largest first level in the NFL. The team is shooting for a late July finish ahead of the San Jose Earthquakes’ MLS match against Sounders FC on Aug. 2 to open the venue.