Former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Jonathan Martin has been implicated in an apparent threat to multiple people and organizations, including the Miami Dolphins and his former high school, Harvard-Westlake in Studio City.
An image was posted on Martin’s Instagram account of a shotgun surrounded by shells with “#HarvardWestlake” and “#MiamiDolphins” as well as the names of former and current Dolphins players involved in the 2013 bullying scandal — Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey being the most prominent.
Also present were the words “When you’re a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge.”
As SB Nation reported, Incognito and Pouncey were named as part of a report into a bullying scandal when they were teammates with Martin on the Dolphins, along with John Jerry. The harassment reportedly started in 2012 during Martin’s rookie year with the team. He left the team in October of 2013 after an incident in the team’s cafeteria.
Harvard-Westlake high school was closed on Friday, reportedly as a result of the threat, and USA Today quoted a Los Angeles police spokesperson as saying the closure was related to “an Instagram post by a former student who is now an adult.”
According to ABC, Martin has been taken into custody and students already at the school received a message that they “will be supervised and protected in designated areas until parents can make arrangements to pick them up or for them to return home safely.”
This is a serious and very scary situation and we’ll keep you updated as the story develops.