Former Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin in custody after apparent threat

by Garry Watts February 24, 2018, 4:56
Former Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin in custody after apparent threat

Former Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin is in custody in Southern California after a social media post that depicted a shotgun and included the Twitter names of several people, including Bills lineman Richie Incognito, according to reports.

The official says a post on Martin's Instagram account showed a shotgun and referenced the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles by name. Out of an abundance of caution, and because the safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority, we made the decision to close school today.

Law enforcement tells TMZ Sports.

"The individual we believe responsible for the social media post in question has been detained and our investigation is ongoing", the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.

Martin was the target of bullying in the Dolphins locker room from 2012-13, largely perpetuated by Incognito and Pouncey.

Martin, who played for the 49ers after leaving Miami, retired from the National Football League in 2015.

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Martin attended the high school which was tagged #HarvardWestLake in the photo.

The post by Mr. Martin, a 2008 Westlake graduate, follows the February 14 shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

In what may or may not be a coincidence, the gun picture by Martin was released almost four years to the day that the NFL's investigation on the Dolphins' bullying case was released. Police later determined there was "no credible threat" against the school.

ABC7 reported that Martin had been taken into custody, but an LAPD spokesman would not confirm this with the Daily News.

In the report, the league found that Incognito and Pouncey "engaged in a pattern of harassment directed" at Martin. The coaches also asked Incognito to "toughen up" Martin and Incognito took that as an invitation taunt and emotionally torture Martin endlessly.

"You learn to tone down your size & blackness by becoming shy, introverted, friendly, so you won't scare the little rich white kids or their parents", Martin wrote, according to the Times.

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