Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was detained for questioning in Los Angeles as a result of a threatening image posted on social media but was later released, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department said Friday.
Martin, who was bullied by fellow offensive lineman Richie Incognito when the two were teammates in 2013, posted a photo of a shotgun and he tagged Incognito as well as another former teammate, Mike Pouncey. Additionally, on the barrel of the gun, he used the hashtag #HarvardWestlake, which is the L.A. high school that Martin attended.
Jonathan Martin with some seriously disturbing stuff here… pic.twitter.com/mbFf4jGPQG
— 12up (@12upSport) February 23, 2018
Former Dolphins player Jonathan Martin has been detained by police as a result of a threatening social media post that included a gun and ammunition. https://t.co/yyT5Ei6Jzn
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 23, 2018
Martin included the following text with the disturbing photo, “When you’re a bully victim and a coward, your options are suicide or revenge.” In wake of the tragedy at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Harvard-Westlake decided to shut down today as a result of the photo.
Martin hasn’t played in the NFL since 2015. Weeks after retiring, Martin posted a lengthy message on Facebook explaining that he suffered from depression and had tried to kill himself on multiple occasions.