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Incognito Lashes Out Over Jonathan Martin Story

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CHARLOTTE, NC – AUGUST 17: Richie Incognito #68 of the Miami Dolphins during their preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 17, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The situation surrounding Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin took another turn Sunday morning as offensive guard Richie Incognito lashed out at ESPN, specifically reporter Adam Schefter.

Incognito’s name has been mentioned in multiple reports as being involved with the situation that drove Martin to go AWOL from the team last week. But, no one has put a name on a report calling out Incognito and the guard has grown tired of his name being mentioned with the story.

Incognito took to Twitter Sunday morning demanded that his name be cleared and asking for an apology from Schefter and ESPN. According to ESPN’s report, Martin is fearful of retribution from Incognito. Incognito issued a series of Tweets Sunday morning directed at Schefter.

“@AdamSchefter Stop slandering my name. You hide behind “sources” who are not name enough to put their name behind the BS you report,” Incognito tweeted. He continued, “@adamschefter This is the second time you have tried to drag my name through the mud with lies.”

Incognito then took aim at ESPN, “@espn shame on you for attaching my name to false speculation. I won’t be holding my breathe for an apology.”

The guard then went back to Schefter saying, “@AdamSchefter Enough is enough if you or any of the agents you sound off for have a problem with me, you know where to find me #BRINGIT”

Schefter said there are text messages and at least one voice message proving harassment and justifying Martin’s fears for retribution.

The problem for everyone involved is until the Dolphins, the NFL, and the NFL Players Association fully deal with the issue and the main people involved in the story can speak on the record; the story will continue to take strange twists and turns.

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