Former Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin charged with making criminal threats

Former NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin is facing four charges of making criminal threats and one count of carrying a loaded firearm in the aftermath of his threatening Instagram post last month.

Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Josh Rubenstein told NFL.com a warrant has been issued for Martin's arrest and that police have been in contact with the 28-year-old's attorney.

Martin was detained by police on Feb. 23 after his post on social media forced his alma mater high school to shut down for the day. A pair of Harvard-Westlake High School campuses, in Los Angeles suburbs Studio City and Beverly Crest, were closed as a result of the post.

The threat posted to Martin's Instagram account 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.

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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)
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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.

Harvard-Westlake School has since filed a workplace violence prevention restraining order against Martin, according to ESPN. Multiple reports have said Martin checked into a mental health facility the same day he was detained.

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

--Field Level Media

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