Report: Jonathan Martin gets permission to leave mental health facility
Jonathan Martin has received permission to leave an inpatient mental health treatment facility, but the former NFL offensive lineman still has to adhere to several conditions as his case plays out.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Martin was granted release from a facility in Malibu after the clinical director of the facility vouched for him in court. However, a judge has ordered him to be fitted with a GPS and alcohol monitoring ankle bracelet and attend outpatient treatment for mental health five days a week. Martin is also prohibited from going near the Harvard-Westlake school in Los Angeles and the Miami Dolphins organization due to the threats he was arrested for back in February.
Martin surrendered to police last month and pleaded not guilty to four counts of making a criminal threat and one count of possessing a firearm. He posted a photo on Instagram Feb. 22 that showed a shotgun with several bullets surrounding it and tagged two former Miami Dolphins teammates, Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey and two of his former high school teammates while also including a threatening message about “suicide, or revenge.” He also tagged Harvard-Westlake in the post, which is the school Martin attended.
Martin, of course, was at the center of the infamous Dolphins bullying scandal involving Incognito and some other Dolphins players. One of those players has said he is not concerned about the threats Martin made.