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Richie Incognito tweets that Jon Martin was "screwed" by his own agent

Richie Incognito became very active on Twitter after the Miami Dolphins officially ended his suspension, which was mostly a formality at this point with Incognito being an impending free agent and the regular season long being over.

In one of his first tweets after the suspension was lifted, Incognito was very gracious about Jon Martin, tweeting that he supports Martin's attempt to return to the NFL.


If he had stopped there, one could have perhaps assumed Incognito's show of support was his attempt at being politically correct or "diplomatic" after a scandal that damaged his reputation. However, one tweet that has garnered some attention was one in which Incognito goes beyond simply stating that Martin deserves a chance to play in the NFL again. Incognito actually implies Jon Martin was a victim, but not of "bullying" by Incognito or other teammates. Instead, Incognito cryptically mentions that Jon Martin was "screwed" by his own agent.

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(Credit for the original screeen shot used to crop that image goes to twitter user @AlBott, who publicly tweeted the image to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, who then retweeted the image.)

Incognito later deleted the tweet, but it was an interesting statement in light of the 1000 shared text messages between the two players that were recently leaked to the public.

One of Martin's final texts to Incognito is one in which Martin directly denies that he was the source of the negative leaks about Incognito. Fans have wondered if that perhaps someone close to Martin leaked the damaging allegations against Incognito without Martin's permission.

Incognito's recently deleted tweet doesn't accuse Martin's agent of anything specific other than "screwing" his client, which could refer to anything. However, it's worth noting that Martin's agent would have a massive incentive to create a scandal after Martin went AWOL in the middle of the regular season. An agent in that situation would fear that his client would be blacklisted by the other NFL teams if the only "excuse" for his client going AWOL was stress about a demotion to right tackle. However, if his client was the victim of systematic harassment by teammates in general and one teammate with a history of conduct issues in particular (Incognito), Martin's decision to abandon his team would appear a lot more understandable.

Once again, it's fair to point out Incognito didn't provide any evidence for his tweet. It could be something that Martin privately admitted to Incognito recently, it could be something that Incognito heard second-hand from a mutual friend of his and Martin's, or it could be Incognito simply speculating. It appears everyone, including Incognito, is left with only the ability to wonder what really happened to Martin until the definite answers come out once the Wells report is finally released in a week...or two. However, this tweet does raise questions about what role Martin's agent was playing behind the scenes as his client put his career in jeopardy abandoning his team.

P.S. There have been a lot of reader complaints that all articles regarding Jon Martin and Richie Incognito are merely "speculation" until the Wells' report comes out, and many have grown tired of speculation/hearsay/rumor. That's a fair complaint, so rather than put this on the front page, I've slid this into the FanPost section to reflect the fact that there's not much "hard" news in this story, just more speculation.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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