Former NFL player Jonathan Martin detained after disturbing Instagram post

Alan Olson
February 26, 2018

The photo on his private but verified Instagram account featured a shotgun on a bed surrounded by shells with the caption "When you're a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide or revenge".

A former Miami Dolphins player was questioned in connection to a social media post that prompted classes to be canceled at Harvard-Westlake School on Friday.

"We have confirmed that he's been located - the suspect, in this case", Sgt. "He's not a threat anymore".

Martin was in southern California when he was detained pending further investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes Division.

The former student, who is now an adult, made no direct threat against one of the schools, Kuey said.

BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Michael Thomas #3 and Jonathan Martin #55 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrate after beating the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Berkeley, California.

Per Perez, Martin was trying to check himself into a hospital for treatment when he was detained. Martin has since said in interviews that he suffers from depression and has attempted suicide in the past.

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Martin struggled though and was released a year later. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 23-16.

In this September 30, 2013 file photo, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68), center left, and and tackle Jonathan Martin (71), center right, sit on the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans.

It was a scandal that led to several firings within the Dolphins organization, and Incognito being essentially banished from football when text messages and voicemails with racial and even threats of violence emerged.

Jonathan Martin while playing for the San Francisco 49ers. Incognito was suspended by the team for three months after Martin left the club midway through the 2013 season. A subsequent independent National Football League investigation confirmed their misconduct, and Incognito was suspended for the remainder of the season.

-Pouncy is still on the Miami Dolphins while Incognito plays for the Buffalo Bills.

Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson Tony Im told Perez that a person believed to be Martin was still in detainment as of Friday night: "The individual believed to be responsible for the social media post is being detained, however he is not in police custody".

"All of his teachers loved him".

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