Jonathan Martin ’08 to stand trial for threats

After posting an image on Instagram of a shotgun and a reference to four individuals and Harvard-Westlake, a judge ruled Wednesday that there is enough evidence for former NFL players Jonathan Martin ’08 to stand trial for his criminal threats.

Martin received four felony counts of making criminal threats, one for each person tagged in the post, and one count of carrying a loaded firearm in public, according to the Los Angeles Times. One criminal-threats was dropped after the target, Mike Pouncey, a former Miami Dolphins teammate of Martin’s, said he was “not concerned” about the threat, according to The Palm Beach Post.

Martin’s post resulted in the closure of the school last February. The text of his post read, “When you’re a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge.”

Martin will appear in court Jan. 30 for a pretrial hearing in Van Nuys, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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