Jonathan Martin turns himself in, pleads not guilty


Former Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin pleaded not guilty to charges surrounding his troubling social media post last month.

According to A.J. Perez of USA Today, Martin turned himself in to authorities Tuesday after he was charged with four felony counts of making criminal threats and a misdemeanor count of carrying a loaded firearm in public

He posted $210,000 in bail and was released after his plea, and his next court date is April 25.

Martin posted a picture on Instagram last month showing a shotgun and shells and the message: “When you’re a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide or revenge.” He also tagged former Dolphins teammate Richie Incognito and his old high school in California, leading the school to close for a day.

Prosecutors said in court documents the threats were “so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate and specific as to convey … a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution.”

Martin checked himself into a hospital after the incident.

8 responses to “Jonathan Martin turns himself in, pleads not guilty

  1. They have his threats screen shot. But, I suppose a good lawyer might be able to get him off or at least plead down.

  2. It’s about time he turned himself in, he was probably told to by his parents to do it. This guy caused all sorts of trouble while at the Dolphins, now the truth is coming out. Send him to a mental health facility, he needs attention😴

  3. I cannot stand the guy but it seems like an over reach to me. In light of the Parkland issues it does warrant looking in to the issues and a likely psych eval but the threat felony charges seem to go too far. Replace the gun picture with a teddy bear and is it still a threat? If not, is sending a picture of a gun the crime? I understand that a threat is implied but what does the law say? If this is a felony then so is every time people utter the phrase “…or else.” There are just too many ways to interpret what he said and WAAAAY too many dangers if this sets a precedence.

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