NFL offensive lineman leaves team after prank gone wrong

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MIAMI, Fla. — The offensive line that leads the National Football League in sacks allowed didn’t do itself any favors after they pulled an apparent prank on the Dolphins’ starting right tackle Jonathan Martin. FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reports that Martin was the victim of a prank in the Miami cafeteria on Monday and a result “flipped out” and left the team for a treatment facility.

Glazer reported the prank in question happened when Martin was the last to take a seat among the other linemen at a table. When he sat down the other linemen allegedly all stood up and walked away. Glazer reported that in response Martin decided to “smash his food tray on the ground” and left the team’s facilities. It was reportedly a final straw and now Martin is receiving treatment for emotional issues.

The Dolphins have listed Martin as out for the team’s Thursday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals with an undisclosed illness. No indication has been given for an estimate on Martin’s return but the team has been in touch with him from the treatment facility.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s