Ex-NFL lineman Jonathan Martin detained by police after social media post
- Author: Joey Payne Feb 26, 2018,
Feb 26, 2018, 2:06
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Martin's disturbing Instagram post comes a week after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., just 33 miles from the home of the Miami Dolphins. The caption read, "When you're a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge" followed by the school's hashtag. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins have not announced any details of Martin's illness.
Martin has been taken into police custody, according to multiple reports. "The investigation is continuing, but rest assured we believe there is no threat to any school in the L.A. area".
A law enforcement source told KABC-TV in Los Angeles that Martin is now being held in a mental health facility.
"We have confirmed that he's been located - the suspect, in this case", said Sgt.
LAPD also employed more patrols around the school, according to the Los Angeles Times, which is spit into two campuses with grades 7-9 attending the Bel-Air campus, and grades 10-12 at the Studio City one, respectively. "I don't know what his thoughts are and I don't really care, honestly".
Harvard-Westlake issued a statement on the situation Friday.
Martin's post tagged Mike Pouncey and Richie Incognito, two Dolphins teammates that Martin accused of bullying him. The investigation found that Incognito, Pouncey and John Jerry?created a hostile working environment for Martin, who left the team in the middle of the season. Their report presented evidence of derogatory language that included racist, sexually explicit and homophobic slurs.
Martin was a second round draft pick and landed at the Dolphins from Stanford University in 2012. Los Angeles police spokesperson Tony Kway told USA TODAY Sports that officers from the department's North Hollywood division responded to the school "after an Instagram post by a former student who is now an adult".
Mr Martin did not play for Miami after the bullying allegations became public, and retired from the sport through injury in 2015. Martin is black and Incognito is white. "It takes away from your self-confidence, your self-worth, your sanity".
The image was circulated among students at Harvard-Westlake and was shared with CNN.
This a developing story which we will update on a continuous basis.