Former Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin in custody after apparent threat

Randy Kelley
February 24, 2018

However, none of the previous incidents involved anyone as well-known as Martin, a former second round pick who was involved in a high-profile bullying scandal at the hands of Incognito and Pouncey when the three played for the Dolphins. As a result, both of Harvard-Westlake's campuses in Studio City and Beverly Crest were closed, students were told to stay off-campus, and Jonathan was detained and taken into custody, according to TMZ and ABC.

A Los Angeles Police spokesperson said an individual whose social media post prompted the school to close had been apprehended, but did not comment on their identity. "With these precautions in place, we believe there is no imminent threat to our campuses or our school community". The official says a post on Martin's Instagram account showed a shotgun and referenced the private Harvard-Westlake prep school.

Harvard-Westlake released the following statement, per KTLA-5.

Martin's perhaps best known for being on the receiving end of bullying from Richie Incognito, then his Dolphins teammate. We are working closely with law enforcement and will share more information when we are able.

Martin used his private Instagram account to post a photo of a shotgun and bullets, as well as the names of former teammates, including Incognito and Pouncey.

Martin's photo also included the hashtag #MiamiDolphins, the team that drafted him out of Stanford in 2012.

Martin, who admitted he tried to take his own life during his time in the National Football League in Twitter and Facebook posts three years ago, had been open about his struggle with his biracial identity.

It is unclear what Martin meant by the post. In response, the team suspended Incognito for a year. He declined to confirm that the man is Martin or to explain the meaning of "detained", which he said does not necessarily mean Martin is in jail or police custody. Martin was briefly claimed by the Carolina Panthers, but sat out the 2015 season due to a back injury which ultimately ended his playing career. "It takes away your self-confidence, your self-worth, your sanity".

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