Report: Former NFL lineman Jonathan Martin checks into mental health facility

After a troubling Instagram post led to his former high school being closed for a day, former NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin has checked into a mental health facility.

That’s via a report by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Omar Kelly.

Citing a source, Kelly writes that it’s unclear whether Martin was forced to undergo a mental health examination under the Baker Act, or if he voluntarily checked himself into a facility for treatment.

Martin was detained by Los Angeles Police on Friday, after his Instagram post featured a gun, shell casings and the names of Harvard-Westlake (the prestigious high school Martin graduated from before attending Stanford), the Dolphins, and two of his former Miami teammates, Mike Pouncey and Richie Incognito.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin of Stanford looks on during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
DAVIE, FL - JULY 27: Jonathan Martin #71 of the Miami Dolphins looks on during practice at the Miami Dolphins training facility on July 27, 2013 in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 07: Tackle Jonathan Martin #71 of the San Francisco 49ers during the NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. The 49ers defeated the Cowboys 28-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 7: Jonathan Martin #71 of the San Francisco 49ers sits on the bench as the final seconds tick away during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum on December 7, 2014 in Oakland, California. The Raiders defeated the 49ers 24-13. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 13: Jonathan Martin #71 of the San Francisco 49ers stands for the anthem on the field prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on October 13, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers defeated the Rams 31-17. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
DAVIE, FL - MAY 4: Jonathan Martin #71 of the Miami Dolphins talks ot the media after the rookie minicamp on May 4, 2012 at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
2013 November 16: Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin (71) on the sidelines during the NCAA football game between the Stanford Cardinal and the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)

“When you’re a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge,” was written on the photo.

After learning of the existence of the post, Harvard-Westlake officials decided early Friday morning to close the school for the safety of students and staff. Martin’s post came a little more than a week after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 14 students and three teachers were killed.

An LAPD spokesperson told Kelly on Sunday that Martin was no longer in custody, and an update was not available.

After the bullying scandal he was at the center of with the Dolphins, Miami traded Martin to San Francisco in 2014. He played 15 games for the 49ers that season, and was cut in March 2015. The Carolina Panthers claimed him off waivers, but Martin did not play a regular-season game with Carolina.

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