Report: Jonathan Martin “gone AWOL” from Dolphins

AP

Dolphins starting right tackle Jonathan Martin has walked out on the team.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Martin has “gone AWOL from the team the last couple days.”

Glazer said Martin had an incident in the team cafeteria this week in which teammates jokingly said they wouldn’t sit with him, and that Martin’s reaction to the joke was that he “flipped out, smashed a food tray on the ground, took off, and they haven’t seen him since.”

The Dolphins have listed Martin as doubtful for Thursday night’s game against the Bengals with an “illness” but have refused to divulge anything else about his status. Glazer also reported that Martin has gone into a treatment facility, but it is not clear what type of treatment Martin is receiving. Glazer said rumors that Martin had a confrontation with Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman are incorrect.

Asked about Martin’s absence from practice today, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin told reporters that he would only discuss the players who practiced with the team today. Martin did not practice with the team today, and may not be with the team any time soon.

39 responses to “Report: Jonathan Martin “gone AWOL” from Dolphins

  1. If he has checked in for treatment, good for him.
    I am sure there will be plenty of jokes and ridicule here, but it sounds like the young man was pushed by stress beyond his ability to adjust.

  2. Can’t wait for the Miami @ Tampa week – think every player should be dressed like clowns for when the circus gets together

  3. Have you been following the Dolphins this season? With all the times Tannehill has been sacked, I think it’s safe to say that Martin has been AWOL all season.

  4. I’ve said it before and I say it again. the fins messed up by not trading for Brandon Albert. he is,playing well this season too. but they refused to give fair draft picks compensation

  5. I’m ready for this Dolphins season to be over and for Ross to clean house, starting from Ireland all the way down to the entire coaching staff.

  6. Must suck to be on a team if you hate your teammates. Can’t just quit that team for another with a better environment. A toxic work environment can make even your dream job a nightmare

  7. How are some of you blaming this on Jeff Ireland? How is he involved at all in this? Martin played really well at RT last year, didn’t cut it at LT this year so we moved him back when we got McKinnie. He’s never had any issues before. It just sounds like it got to the point where he felt he wasn’t appreciated and that his teammates didn’t respect him, which sucks for him. I hope he gets the help he needs to move on.

  8. Chucky won’t be signing with Miami. Fastest way too set yourself up for failure is take a head coaching job in the AFC East. Some guys named Brady and Belichick is not a career enhancer.

  9. To the idiot saying Drew Brees needs an explanation, get a life! In case you didn’t notice this article has absolutely zero, ZERO to do with Brees. Now that that is out of the way. This can’t be the first/only case of this. Something has had to been building up to make him flip out. Hopefully his teammates take at long look at this and realize that not all people handle criticism the same way.

  10. The Dolphins had the opportunity to trade for B. Albert who is having a solid year, but they tried to low-ball the Chiefs by offering a third round pick instead of a two. This wasn’t a savvy decision because Martin was viewed as a better right tackle by most observers.

    Now he is apparently unable to play at all for the foreseeable future.

  11. The article says that Martin has entered some type of “treatment facility”. Not sure what that is about, but it sounds like whatever issue is at play here might be more than just getting ticked off in the cafeteria. I certainly hope he gets it worked out.

    So tomorrow night, we will have McKennie at left tackle and Clabo back at right tackle. Clabo has been terrible this year….I think it is time to give Nate Garner a shot.

  12. The jokes should probably stop when you’ve lost four in a row.

    Probably a very frustrating month for the guy, hope he gets better… we need em!

  13. Roger Goodell will soon be enacting an Anti-Bullying initiative based on what occurred in the Miami Dolphins cafeteria.

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