Despite leaving the Miami Dolphins last week amid issues with the treatment he was getting from teammates, Jonathan Martin plans to continue his professional football career.
According to Steven Wine of the Associated Press, Martin considered quitting the sport due to the mistreatment he felt he was receiving at the hands of his fellow offensive linemen, specifically Richie Incognito. Instead, Martin elected to leave the team to undergo counseling for emotional issues and plans to continue his career.
Whether the Dolphins or another team will want to have him back remains a question.
Dolphins’ players spoke in support of Incognito on Wednesday. Incognito had been suspended by the team earlier this week. The seemingly unanimous stance in support of Incognito could speak to Martin’s teammates being annoyed that he took a locker room issue into the public eye. If that’s the case, it could be difficult for Martin to walk back into the locker room.
Ultimately, just like Incognito ironically, if Martin is talented enough to play, he’ll find another opportunity at some point.