Ex-NFL player at center of bullying controversy detained after social media post
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Former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was detained by police Friday after a social media post from the athlete reportedly led to a school's closing, according to multiple news reports.

The Los Angeles Police Department told ABC News in a statement that Martin was detained and questioned after an Instagram post on Martin's account tagged his former high school and two former teammates, Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey, ABC News reported.


"When you're a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge," the photo's caption reads over an image of a shotgun and ammunition.

The Associated Press reported Friday that the school, the private Harvard-Westlake prep school in Los Angeles, was evacuated Friday following the post.

It was unclear if Martin personally posted the photo, an official told the AP, who stressed that Martin had not been arrested but merely questioned over the post.

Martin was at the center of a bullying controversy in 2013 when he accused Incognito and Pouncey of bullying him and other teammates while he was playing for the Dolphins.

The accusations led to an NFL investigation that found that the two players, along with teammate John Jerry, engaged in a pattern of harassment toward Martin and another younger teammate, who was not identified.

The report also mentioned that Martin contemplated suicide on at least two occasions.

Friday's evacuation of the private school follows last week's shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that killed 17 people when a former student allegedly attacked the school with an AR-15.

The shooting reignited a nationwide conversation about gun violence and school safety, as the survivors of the shooting have launched a nationwide campaign calling on lawmakers to respond to the violence.

Martin was last in the NFL in 2015.