America's most notorious bully has surfaced on social media.
Former Miami Dolphins offensive guard Richie Incognito and his camp are putting together their own campaign to clear his name, and state his side of the bullying saga that sideswiped the Dolphins 2013 season, and led to an eight game suspension.
On Thursday morning Incognito's lawyers plead his side of the bullying saga started when Jonathan Martin's leaving the team at midseason, and blamed Incognito for creating a hostile work environment.
They shared some of the vile and offensive text messages Martin sent Incognito in their back and forth conversations, and claimed Martin admitted to Incognito that he was stressing about his lackluster play as the team's starting offensive tackle before leaving the team.
In the afternoon Incognito retweeted a series of #FREEINCOGNITO tweets in an obvious attempt to get the hashtag trending.
He then made a public plea for work, tweeting out "I need a job....."
Incognito, a 2012 Pro Bowl selection who has started every game he played for the Dolphins since 2010, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent.
Earlier this week Dolphins owner Steve Ross admitted he doesn't expect Incognito, or Martin to ever play for his franchise again.
Incognito, who turns 31 in July, was rated by ProFootballFocus.com as the NFL's 24th best offensive guard based on the 472 snaps he played in eight games.
He allowed six sacks last season, and only five guards allowed more all year. But Incognito only allowed two hurries in his eight games, and only one offensive guard (Cincinnati's Mike Pollack) who played at least 25% of his teams offensive snaps allowed the same amount.
Before joining the Dolphins Incognito, a nine-year veteran, had a few troublesome years with the St. Louis Rams. He redeemed his image, which gained him the reputation as one of the NFL's dirtiest players, during his tenure with the Dolphins. But the bullying saga could make it difficult for him to find a new team in 2014.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun