Published: Wed, March 21, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Jonathan Martin Reportedly Surrenders to Police on Charges from Instagram Post

Jonathan Martin Reportedly Surrenders to Police on Charges from Instagram Post

Jonathan Martin faces five charges stemming from an Instagram post in which he appeared to threaten a shooting at his old high school.

"When you're a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge", the caption read.

Martin is expected to surrender to authorities on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Martin was charged in Los Angeles County with four counts of making a criminal threat and one count of possessing a firearm. TMZ first reported on Monday that there's a warrant out for Martin's arrest. Martin also tagged Harvard-Westlake High School, a place where Martin graduated in 2008 before playing college football at Stanford.

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The post was made on February 23, less than two weeks after 17 people were killed in a shooting at a South Florida high school.

Rubenstein said he did not know details about the charges, but a law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity said they were connected to last month's social media post that named the school.

In October 2013, Martin left the Dolphins team facility citing "emotional" reasons, that were soon discovered to be related to a pattern of harassment from some of his teammates, most notably Incognito.

Martin was later taken into police custody but was not arrested. The former Dolphins offensive lineman was eventually apprehended and had with him an ax, a large knife, and a loaded 12-gauge shotgun.

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