Jonathan Martin in Custody After Post with Gun, Threats Makes HS Close

Jonathan Martin was taken into custody after posting a threat to Richie Incognito and others on Instagram

The photo was posted under Martin's Instagram account and featured a shotgun surrounded by ammunition. Former teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey, as well as two others, were tagged in the post.

Harvard Westlake School, a private school that Martin attended before his National Football League days, was closed on Friday after school officials became aware of the online post. Out of an abundance of caution, and because the safety of our students, faculty, and our staff is our top priority, we made the decision to close school today.

Social media has been mixed in response with posts ranging from sad and hopeful that he will get help to those who not only do not support Martin but claiming he is simply trying to milk more money out of his previous situation.

Martin left the Dolphins midway through the 2013 season to receive professional treatment for emotional issues.

The image from Martin's verified Instagram account is about as scary as it gets.

Martin, who has not been arrested but is being questioned by cops in Los Angeles, reportedly graduated from the school in 2008.


Martin attended Harvard-Westlake, an elite prep school in Southern California before attending Stanford.

Former NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was the subject of a bullying scandal in 2013. Frank Albarran told the Los Angeles Daily News he does not believe the threat to the school was "credible".

Martin was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in March of 2014, and played for one season with the team before being waived.

Incognito insisted that he never bullied Martin and was in fact his friend and mentor.

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

"You learn to tone down your size & blackness by becoming shy, introverted, friendly, so you won't scare the little rich white kids or their parents", Martin wrote, according to the Times.

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