By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin may have been planning an attack. While he may be alleging he was joking to the Los Angeles, Calif. authorities, they are taking his social media post as a serious threat.
While Martin has been detained since Friday, no charges — at this time — have been filed against him. They could potentially come, as they investigate his claims further.
The authorities have already said they believe his threat was a serious one. Martin also recently bought two guys, according to TMZ Sports. One of them was in the Instagram post that also including people, who bullied him in the NFL, his former high school, and the Miami Dolphins.
“When you’re a bully victim and a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge,” Martin wrote in his Instagram story post.
TMZ Sports also is reporting that the authorities are working with those named in the post to ensure that they are safe now and in the future. Martin was detained after Hard-Westlake School in Los Angeles closed on Friday due to a serious threat, which canceled classes to ensure that no one was hurt.
The 28-year-old Martin was a second-round draft pick by the Dolphins in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played two seasons with the Dolphins, before being traded to the San Francisco 49ers. He played the 2014 season with the 49ers and has not played a snap since.
In October 2013, Martin left the Dolphins due to “emotional” issues. During that time, it was revealed that he was being mistreated by several teammates. He then checked into the hospital in November of that year due to emotional distress.
Martin’s post comes a week after a gunman killed 17 people in a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.