Former NFL player Jonathan Martin detained after disturbing Instagram post

Former Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin was detained by police after a threatening social media post forced his alma mater high school to close down Friday afternoon, multiple outlets reported.

While the incident has been publicized on dozens of social media platforms and news websites such as that of the New York Post, the Los Angeles Police Department, which discovered Martin outside of West Hollywood, essentially refused to discuss it.

"We don't believe (any threat to the school) is credible either", he said. ABC7 reported that Martin had been taken into custody, but an LAPD spokesman would not confirm this with the Daily News.

The post was hashtagged #HarvardWestlake and #MiamiDolphins. He also tagged James Dunleavy, who attended Harvard-Westlake and was a walk-on basketball player at USC. Since the school was mentioned by name, a statement said it made a decision to close on Friday, "out of an abundance of caution". Harvard-Westlake School's Studio City campus was also closed. "We are working closely with law enforcement and will share more information when we are able".

Martin posted the image of a gun on his Instagram account.

Incognito, Pouncey and two former Harvard-Westlake classmates were tagged in the screen grab of Martin's Instagram story.

With the nation on high alert following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, authorities detained and questioned Martin before he was released Friday. Numerous more than 1,000 text messages between Incognito and Martin that were released contained lewd descriptions and profane language that could be viewed as part of a friendship. Incognito was part of the NFL's bullying scandal in 2013.

Martin was at the center of the Dolphins' bullying scandal that caused the National Football League to suspend Incognito for the final eight games in 2013.

Martin spent the 2014 season with the San Francisco 49ers and joined the Carolina Panthers for the 2015 season.

Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin (71) watches from the sidelines during the second half of a game against the Jaguars in 2012. He played there for one season before being cut.

This is not the first outburst from Martin, who wrote on Facebook two years ago he suffered from depression and wanted to committ suicide on several occasions.

  • Delores Daniels