Former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was taken into Los Angeles authorities custody after a threatening Instagram post that mentioned revenge for bullying, a law enforcement authorities informed The Associated Press.
Martin was being questioned by private investigators after a post on his Instagram account showed a shotgun and described the private Harvard-Westlake preparation school in Los Angeles by name, the authorities said. Martin left the Dolphins in 2013 after implicating teammates of bullying.
It was not immediately clear whether Martin posted the photo himself and he was not under arrest Friday afternoon.
The school was left earlier Friday after authorities were informeded of the post. The post pointed out that suicide and revenge were the only alternatives for a victim of bullying, the authorities stated.
The official was not authorized to talk about the matter openly and talked to the AP on condition of privacy.
The post likewise mentioned the Instagram usernames of previous Miami Dolphins gamers Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey.
An NFL examination discovered that Incognito and two colleagues engaged in persistent harassment directed at Martin, who left the group mid-season. Incognito was suspended for the final 8 video games and sat out the 2014 season before joining the Buffalo Bills.
Representatives for the Miami Dolphins and the NFL decreased to comment and referred concerns to Los Angeles cops.
In 2015, Martin posted on Facebook that troubles in the occupation led him to try suicide numerous times.
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