By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Retired NFL player Jonathan Martin reportedly had a gun with him in his car when he was pulled over by the Los Angeles, Calif. authorities on Friday. According to TMZ Sports, Martin had recently bought two guns, including one in his infamous Instagram post.
Martin was detained by the authorities on Friday after it was believed that it may target his former high school. His former high school, Harvest-Westlake School, was closed on Friday after a serious threat.
TMZ Sports reported on Saturday that the Los Angeles, Calif. authorities believed that there were no threats to the school. Also, they reported that Martin entered into a mental health facility.
In the infamous post, Martin tagged his former high school, along with the Miami Dolphins and his former teammates with the Dolphins, who bulled him, with a gun and ammunition. He said when you’ve been bullied and are a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge.
Martin, who played two seasons with the Dolphins and another season with the San Francisco 49ers before retiring, was part of a famous 2013 bullying scandal that led to Richie Incognito being suspension and the Dolphins had to do a review of their workplace.
During the time in which he was being bullied in 2013, he went to the hospital for emotional distress. Martin has talked about suicide since leaving the NFL.
“Your job leads you to attempt to kill yourself on multiple occasions,” Martin said in a 2015 story on Larry Brown Sports. “Your self-perceived social inadequacy dominates your every waking moment and thought. You’re petrified of going to work. You either sleep 12, 14, 16 hours a day when you can, or not at all. You drink too much, smoke weed constantly, have trouble focusing on doing your job, playing the sport that you grew up obsessed with.”