Jonathan Martin, a former Stanford Cardinal and NFL offensive lineman, was detained by police on Friday after a threatening Instagram post forced his former high school, Harvard-Westlake, to close down.
From USA Today:
Ex-NFL player Jonathan Martin was detained at a Los Angeles-area hospital where he went to seek treatment Friday after his threatening Instagram post led to his former high school closing for the day, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports.
Martin was trying to check himself into the hospital, according to the person who was not authorized to speak publicly.
“The individual we believe responsible for the social media post in question has been detained and our investigation is ongoing,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports.
Simon Clancy, who works for the BBC and contributes to Sports Illustrated, tweeted out a screenshot of Martin’s post:
This Jonathan Martin Instagram story is fairly worrying for many, many reasons, notably his own confessions about his state of mind. In 2015 he wrote that “your job leads you to attempt to kill yourself in multiple occasions”. pic.twitter.com/GrR26fqXfC
— Simon Clancy (@SiClancy) February 23, 2018
Harvard-Westlake closed school on Friday as a precaution.
Martin was famously involved with the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal in 2013 when he accused Richie Incognito and other teammates of bullying and harassment.
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