Jonathan Martin, former offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins, posted this photo on his Instagram story today, leading to cops showing up at his house to arrest him. The story of Jonathan Martin began back in 2013 when the bullying scandal came out about his teammates, most notably Richie Incognito, were bullying him to the point that it became an unbearable work environment for him. The messages between Jonathan Martin and his parents are truly heartbreaking and it’s extremely hard to read without feeling for the guy. So broken, so in need of help that you hate to have to seen it come down to this before he gets the help he was so desperately seeking. If you want to read the messages between him and his parents click here. Fair warning it’s very very sad.
Obviously, Jonathan Martin, was lost. Anyone that read those messages can easily see he has some deep rooted issues that needed to be handled properly. Unfortunately, they weren’t. He was self aware almost to a fault and that’s probably what lead him to post that post. Was he actually going to shoot up his former high school or teammates, thankfully we’ll never know. Something tells me this was a desperate last cry for help. Still doesn’t excuse the fact that he was premeditating killing innocent people.
Crazy fucking stuff. One day you’re a NFL player making millions of dollars to play a game and the next you’re sitting in a prison cell. For Jonathan Martin this was a lifelong struggle of dealing with low self esteem and social anxiety. If it can happen to a NFL player it can happen to anybody. The theme here shouldn’t be let’s rag on the guy that’s been ragged on his entire life, instead let’s learn from this. Let’s just try being nicer to people, we really never know what’s going on in someone else’s life. This a tragic situation that probably could’ve been avoided and thankfully didn’t end much much worse. As Jesus once said “Love thy neighbor. Sorry for getting serious on the blog, this whole situation just wasn’t sitting well with me.