Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported on FOX Football Daily that Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin has “gone AWOL from the team the last couple days.”
Glazer went on to say that Martin has a problem in the Dolphins cafeteria this week in which some of his teammates joked that they won’t be sitting with him. Martin’s reaction was that he “flipped out, smashed a food tray on the ground, took off, and they haven’t seen him since.”
The Dolphins have a problem since they’re scheduled to play the Bengals tomorrow night. They have him listed as doubtful with an illness on their injury report.
Update: Martin is seeking counseling, according to the Miami Herald.
Martin is said to be getting “treatment” for an unknown problem away from the team, a Dolphins source confirmed for the Miami Herald. The source declined further comment.
But one source told The Herald he doesn’t believe the move from one position to another is the reason Martin apparently “snapped.” The source said the behaviour is probably evidence of deeper issues.
The “treatment” Martin is seeking is apparently emotional treatment/counseling.