Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin reportedly recently “checked himself into a South Florida hospital to be treated for emotional distress,” according to ESPN.
According to the outlet’s sources, “Martin was visited at the hospital by Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, and the organization arranged for his parents to travel to South Florida”
Though the “specific treatment of Martin’s emotional condition was not disclosed,” it was “was related to his belief that he had been targeted during a sustained level of harassment from teammates, including suspended guard Richie Incognito,” who has been suspended indefinitely from the team.
While Martin remains in California, reportedly “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,” his former Stanford teammates have expressed support for Martin:
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, a teammate of Martin’s at Stanford, told ESPN.com that he has talked to Martin.
“I love Jon like a brother,” Luck said. “We had a lot of fun — a lot of good times — together at Stanford.
“It’s obviously an incredibly unfortunate situation. But out of respect for him and what’s going on, I’d rather not talk about it.”
Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro, who played along the offensive line with Martin at Stanford, also said he checked in on his former teammate.
“I just wanted to make sure he was OK, and he is,” DeCastro told ESPN.com. “I just called him to make sure he was alright.”
DeCastro, a first-round draft pick last year, described Martin as a “great player” who he got along well with at Stanford.
“I could care less about football,” said DeCastro, who was selected 19 picks before Martin last year. “I just wanted to make sure he was OK as a person, and he is. So that’s good, that’s what’s important.”