High school seeks restraining order against ex-NFL player after threat

Harvard-Westlake School has filed a workplace violence prevention restraining order against former student and NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin at the Santa Monica Courthouse on Thursday, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Superior Court, per ESPN.

Martin was detained by police after a threatening social media post forced the school to close down campuses in Los Angeles suburbs Studio City and Beverly Crest last Friday afternoon. Martin later checked into a mental health facility the same day, according to a report from the Sun Sentinel.

The restraining order prohibits Martin from entering the campus and requires him to stay 150 yards away from school properties and facilities. He must also stay 150 yards away from president and head of the school Rick Commons.

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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 O.co 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)

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 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.

Among the four names tagged were former Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey. Incognito and Pouncey were accused by Martin of bullying following incidents in 2013. Incognito was suspended by the team for three months after Martin left the club midway through the 2013 season.

Martin, 28, attended Harvard-Westlake before going on to Stanford. He hasn't played in the NFL since 2015.

--Field Level Media

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