Former NFL Player Jonathan Martin Pleads Not Guilty to Four Felony Charges

Dean Simpson
March 21, 2018

He also tagged some current National Football League players who bullied him in the past, and added the message, "When you're a bully victim & a coward your options are suicide, or revenge".

Now, authorities have reportedly charged Martin with four counts of making criminal threats, and one count of possessing a loaded firearm, per TMZ Sports.

According to an online file, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office has filed five criminal charges against Martin.

In the hours before his arrest, Martin posted an alarming message to Instagram resulting in the closing of Harvard-Westlake High School for safety reasons. Perez reported the school later sought a restraining order against the 28-year-old.

The disturbing Instagram post came February 23, about a week after the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in which 17 were killed.

Martin triggered an investigation into the Dolphins' locker-room culture in 2013 after he publicly accused some of his teammates, mainly Incognito and Pouncey, of harassing him and mocking his background.

Martin accused Incognito and Pouncey of bullying him in 2013 when they were teammates in Miami, and it resulted in an National Football League investigation. Harvard-Westlake canceled classes last month in response to the post. In his possession were an ax, a large knife, and a loaded 12-gauge shotgun.

Former NFL offensive tackle Jonathan Martin turned himself into police Thursday.

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