Ted Wells’ investigation revealed that Jonathan Martin listed many different reasons why he should quit the game of football.
On May 6, Martin claimed, he continued to grapple with his frustration and his inability to respond to verbal abuse, and he considered abandoning his football career. That day, he sent the following text message to a friend, in which he listed pros and cons of continuing to play football:
-Football games are fun
-I can make a lot of money playing football and be set for life
-I have a legacy that will live after I die
-not many people get to live their childhood dream
-I am the left tackle for the Miami dolphins
-if I quit, I’ll be known as a quitter for the rest of my life
-my legacy at Stanford will be tarnished
-I will never be able to look any coach from my past in the eye
-I hate going in everyday.
-I am unable to socialize with my teammates in their crude manner
-I already have a lot of money. I could travel the world, get my degree. Then get a real job
-I could lose 70 lbs and feel good about my body
-I won’t die from CTE
-Maybe I’ll start to LIKE myself
-I don’t need to live lavishly. I could live very frugally
-why do I care about these people? All I need is my family
Now Martin’s lawyer is claiming he’s excited to continue his NFL career going into next season.
Jonathan Martin’s agent Kenny Zuckerman: “Jon called me on Wednesday, said he ‘can’t wait to play again. I’ll play anywhere for anyone.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 14, 2014
It sounds like Martin has some issues to work out within himself.