Former NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin says he has no interest in reconnecting with Richie Incognito, who served an eight-game suspension in 2013 for bullying his former Miami Dolphins teammate.
"I have no desire to ever see or talk to him," Martin told USA TODAY Sports. "I'll get nothing from it. That's in the past. I don't know what his thoughts are and I don't really care, honestly."
The Dolphins suspended Incognito for the final eight games of the 2013 season and later released him after an NFL investigation.
Incognito signed with the Buffalo Bills last year after spending the 2014 season out of the NFL. The Bills re-signed Incognito to a three-year, $15.75 million deal in March.
Martin told USA TODAY he and Incognito "were friends" at one time.
"We hung out," Martin said. "That's fact. He's got his own issues like I had issues with depression related to dealing with all their BS, but I don't even know if Richie wants to be a bad person. Part of me thinks he just is because he's allowed to be in the realm he occupies. It's weird because we still have mutual friends."
In 2013, a league investigation found Incognito and fellow offensive linemen John Jerry and Mike Pouncey harassed Martin.
Martin said some of his Dolphins teammates believed he was "making everything up" about being harassed in Miami's locker room.
"Which was fine," Martin said, "but not even giving me the benefit of the doubt made me lose respect for everyone in that building -- everyone -- so I mean, I've moved on. I hope they've moved on."
Martin left the Dolphins in the wake of the bullying scandal during the 2013 season and was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 2014. He spent the 2015 offseason with the Carolina Panthers before retiring last July.
Martin was a two-time All-American at Stanford before the Dolphins drafted him in the second round in 2012. He just received a degree from Stanford.
Martin hopes to encourage young people to be more open to those who are different from them.
"I've known ever since I was a kid that I was different from the other kids," Martin said. "I was trapped in my own head often, and I would later learn that I have major depressive disorder, which means you get sad easier than other people, and I get anxiety to go along with that."