Ex-NFL player in custody after gun photo threatens former teammates, school

Bullied NFL lineman posts shotgun

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In social media posts from 2015, the same year he retired, Martin revealed that he attempted suicide while playing in the National Football League, the Times reported. "Out of abundance of caution, and because the safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority, we made the decision to close school today".

Kway said the department was unable to publicly confirm that Martin's Instagram stories post was what caused the shutdown.

Martin was in southern California when he was detained pending further investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes Division. The post also included an image of a shotgun and shells, with four social media accounts tagged and hashtags for Harvard-Westlake and the Miami Dolphins.

-The message references Harvard Westlake High School and shows a shotgun with multiple rounds of ammunition lying on a surface.

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".

According to a piece that ran in USA TODAY Sports, Martin was in the process of attempting to check himself into the hospital when he was detained by authorities.

The Dolphins, Harvard Westlake, the high school he attended before going to Stanford, two agents, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, and former Dolphins offensive linemen Richie Incognito were all tagged on the photo. The LAPD is said to be treating this threat very seriously.

Several media outlets, however, including the Los Angeles Times and KABC-TV, were told by law enforcement sources that the person questioned was Martin. "I don't know what his thoughts are and I don't really care, honestly".

Martin was bullied by Dolphins teammates in 2013, according to an independent report commissioned by the NFL. An investigation found Martin was bullied by Incognito and Pouncey.

"At Harvard-Westlake, we try to teach with everything that we do, including teaching how to do things the right way and teaching what's the right way to be with every single thing we do - arts, academics, athletics, operations, everything", Barzdukas said in the article. "Neither black nor white people accept you because they don't understand you. It takes away your self-confidence, your self-worth, your sanity".

This a developing story which we will update on a continuous basis.

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