According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin checked himself into a hospital for emotional distress after leaving the Dolphins.
Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin recently checked himself into a South Florida hospital to be treated for emotional distress that led the second-year player to leave the team last week, league sources told ESPN.
Martin was visited at the hospital by Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, and the organization arranged for his parents to travel to South Florida, the sources said.
Martin didn’t stay at the hospital very long and headed to California with his parents when he left.
Martin has felt like he’s been specifically targeted by Richie Incognito and others, per Mort.
The specific treatment of Martin’s emotional condition was not disclosed, but sources say it was related to his belief that he had been targeted during a sustained level of harassment from teammates, including suspended guard Richie Incognito.
When Philbin visited Martin at the hospital, he was never made aware of any harassment that was going on.
Martin remains in California, preparing a detailed document for his cooperation with a league investigation into a string of alleged multiple incidents that he believes led to his emotional distress and exit from the team, sources said.