Former NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin charged with making criminal threats

Jonathan Martin has been charged in connection with a recent threat. (Allen Eyestone/ Post photo)

Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin has been charged with making criminal threats in connection with an Instagram post that displayed a shotgun and referenced his former school by name, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Los Angeles Police spokesman Josh Rubenstein told the Times that charges had been filed against Martin and a warrant was issued for his arrest. According to the Times, Martin was expected to surrender to authorities Tuesday.

Martin’s troubling Instagram post featured a picture of a shotgun with the handles of ex-Dolphin teammates Mike Pouncey and Richie Incognito, among others – and that of his high school and the Miami Dolphins. There are shotgun shells scattered around the gun.

The words “When you’re a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge” appear in red letters next to the gun and shells.

Martin had a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, a large knife, an ax and a cell phone in his car, all discovered by police, according to reports.

According to court documents, Martin had been “writing on the walls” of his home.

Martin was recently placed in a medical facility because police felt he could be a danger to himself or others. Martin was arrested after posting a photo on Instagram that appeared to threat former high school classmates and NFL teammates.

According to a previous TMZ report, investigators spoke with the two former high school classmates Martin tagged in his Instagram posts. They said Martin had been sending them Facebook messages since 2016.

 “Thank you for being such an a–hole to me when I was a kid and didn’t fit in … being d—s to me when I was a kid has made me, quite literally, insane,” Martin reportedly wrote.

“And I blame you above all. You’ll get yours, eventually — I have already paid my price for being a bad person. I wish you nothing but the worst. Best, Jonathan Martin,” Martin reportedly wrote.

Martin’s NFL career ended shortly after his accusations of being bullied by Dolphins teammates in 2013. That resulted in a league investigation and the firings of a coach and trainer.

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