Ex-49ers lineman's disturbing Instagram post might have led to school closing

Carolina Panthers' Jonathan Martin arrives for an NFL football organized team activity in Charlotte N.C. Monday
Ex-49ers lineman's disturbing Instagram post might have led to school closing
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24 February, 2018

The post features a picture of a shotgun with the handles of ex-Dolphin teammates Mike Pouncey and Richie Incognito - among others - and that of his high school and the Miami Dolphins.

Former Stanford and 49ers offensive lineman Jonathan Martin has reportedly been detained by police after a recent social media post of his displayed a rifle, ammunition and names of former teammates in the NFL.

In addition to tagging Incognito, Martin also mentioned Harvard-Westlake high school in his Instagram story.

Harvard Westlake closed the school in the wake of the threats - telling students to stay off-campus in an abundance of caution. "We are working closely with law enforcement and will share more information when we are able".

ABC producer Matt Stone tweeted that Martin had been taken into custody, but Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Incognito did not play the entire 2014 season, but later signed with the Buffalo Bills, where he still plays.

The image also had hashtags #HarvardWestlake - his high school - and #MiamiDolphins on the rifle.

The Instagram account has no profile photo, but is a verified account with 347 followers.

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Martin, who previously revealed he tried to commit suicide multiple times while in the NFL, was the victim in a bullying scandal that rocked the league.

Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin (71) at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on October 27, 2013.

"We don't believe (any threat to the school) is credible either", he said.

One source at Harvard-Westlake said Martin has been detained over the incident, though police said there was "no credible threat" against students.

Martin hasn't been in the National Football League since 2014, when he appeared in 15 games and started nine for the 49ers. In a May 2016 interview, Martin said there would never be any reconciliation with Incognito.

The now retired offensive lineman has been battling depression and even admitted in 2015 that he attempted suicide while playing for the Dolphins.


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