National Football League bully victim faces 5 charges following Instagram gun threat

Jonathan Martin

Jonathan Martin '08 has been charged with a total of five counts after he was linked to a threatening Instagram photo that caused school to close February 23, according to TMZ Sports.

The post in question featured a picture of a shotgun, surrounded by ammunition, on a bed with the message, "When you're a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge".

TMZ is also reporting that there is now a warrant out for his arrest. He was booked into the Van Nuys Jail Tuesday afternoon, Los Angeles police said. 28-year-old Martin has a warrant out for his arrest. The image included references to the Dolphins, and Mike Pouncey and Richie Incognito - his former Miami teammates who were part of a 2014 National Football League investigation that determined Martin was victimized by a "pattern of harassment" directed toward him.

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Martin was charged in Los Angeles County with four counts of making a criminal threat and one count of possessing a firearm.

Harvard Westlake, Martin's high school in California, was shut down after the post was discovered. People aren't taking posts that suggest violence lightly these days, especially when they're made shortly after the Parkland, Florida shooting.

"The individual believed to be responsible for the social media post is being detained, however he is not in police custody", LAPD spokesperson Tony Im told USA Today on the day of the incident. However, Martin was reportedly in possession of many weapons including a loaded shotgun, knife, and an ax, according to TMZ.

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