I know at this juncture the last thing you probably need is another update on the neverending controversy involving Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. After the final report was released on the matter, it's thrown the story back into the news cycle once again and nobody quite knows how the league, the team, or anyone is going to react to the documented instances of workplace harrassment on a number of levels.
But after so long in the 24/7 news cycle, the story is bound to cross over into the absurd. That's the territory Richie Incognito's Twitter account occupies.
In the wake of the Wells Report, Incognito deleted his Twitter account on February 14th. He returned on February 16th, just two days later. His first act was to fire his agent.
@AthletesFirst YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a wonderful and blessed day HAPPY SUNDAY How da fuck does joe still have a job ?— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 16, 2014
Lest you think that was some kind of ruse, here's Incognito on the Athletes First client list. But wait, Incognito later tweeted he was joking and didn't really fire his agent via social media.
Shout out @AthletesFirst I love you I will never ever FIRE you Tu es mi familia— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 18, 2014
Then there's the fact that Incognito has gone from bashing Jonathan Martin on Twitter and disturbingly revealing his personal thoughts about suicide to proclaiming his loyalty to him after re-joining the service.
Dear Jon Martin..... The truth is going to bury you and your entire "camp". You could have told the truth the entire time.— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 12, 2014
FACT: Jonathan Martin told me he thought about taking his own life in MAY 2013 b/c he wasn't playing well. Told me he felt worthless.— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 12, 2014
I would like to send Jonathan my apologies as well. Until someone tells me different you are still my brother. No hard feelings :)— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 18, 2014
Well, that's rather unhinged isn't it? None of this makes much sense, but perhaps that shouldn't be a surprise given the last few months. Let's just hope that there's some kind of closure that happens soon because there's not too many stones left to unturn in this controversy.