Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito offered apologies to teammate Jonathan Martin, team owner Stephen Ross and investigator Ted Wells on Tuesday in the wake of the NFL-ordered report detailing a racially charged bullying scandal.

The report stated there was a "pattern of harassment" committed by Incognito and teammates John Jerry and Mike Pouncey that extended to two Dolphins linemen and an assistant trainer, all targets of vicious taunts and racist insults.

On his Twitter account, Incognito wrote, "I would like to send Jonathan my apologies as well. Until someone tells me different you are still my brother. No hard feelings :)"

He also apologized to Wells and Ross, saying "this (stuff) got cray, cray."

"There are no winners in the courts," he wrote. "Just families left to deal with their decisions and pick up the pieces. You can't free something."

Incognito, 30, had closed his Twitter account for two days, but returned Monday night with a noticeably different tone, apologizing for "acting like a big baby."

The 6-foot-3, 319-pound lineman said he wants to play football again. Incognito's contract with the Dolphins is about the expire making him an unrestricted free agent who can sign with any team.

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