Jonathan Martin being held in mental health facility after threatening post

It is unknown whether the Instagram account where the image appeared is Martin's account or if he posted the image.

The threat in question, posted to an Instagram account believed to belong to Martin, read "When you're a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge". "The barrel of the shotgun had "#HarvardWestlake" written on it, while "#MiamiDolphins" was written on the stock. It is not known if the gun was real or immediately clear whether Martin posted the photo himself.

Police Sgt. Frank Albarran told the Los Angeles Daily News that the post which led to the closure included wording and imagery similar to the one on the Instagram post, though Albarran did not name the person taken into custody. "He's not a threat anymore".

Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed an individual has been detained in connection with the incident, but did not identify the person.

And that was the last we'd heard from Jonathan Martin for a long while.

The LA Times reports police took Martin into custody for questioning Friday.

FILE - In this October 27, 2013 file photo, Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin sits on the bench in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in Foxborough, Mass.

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He told them he suffered from anxiety and "really severe depression".

Martin revealed on social media in 2015 that he had attempted suicide several times. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 23-16.

Former San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin has added another chapter to what has been a very sad personal story.

Martin, a second-round draft pick in 2012 out of Stanford, played two years in Miami.

In this September 30, 2013 file photo, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68), center left, and and tackle Jonathan Martin (71), center right, sit on the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. The Carolina Panthers claimed him on waivers, but Martin opted to retire, citing an injury to his back that would have kept him from playing for the entire 2015 season.

An NFL investigation found that Incognito and two teammates engaged in persistent harassment directed at Martin, who left the team midseason.

The post from Martin, who has struggled with mental health issues after a 2013 bullying scandal that shook the National Football League, showed a shotgun and referred by name to the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles that he once attended.

  • Toni Ryan