It’s been a strange set of circumstances for Miami Dolphins second-year offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, as he has gone AWOL from the Dolphins following an incident in the cafeteria. FOX Sports’s Jay Glazer reported that Martin became enraged at a prank played by teammates, who decided not to sit at Martin’s table in a joke gone wrong. Martin reportedly flipped and disappeared from the team.
The Dolphins initially ruled Martin as doubtful for today’s big game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but the team has announced via Twitter that Jonathan Martin has officially been downgraded from doubtful to out with an “illness”. We all know the real story behind his leave of absence, and we also know that he is getting “treatment”. What kind of treatment this is, though, we don’t know.
Tyson Clabo will move back in as the starting right tackle tonight with Bryant McKinnie on the left side, and losing a tackle is far from ideal for the Miami Dolphins offense. Ryan Tannehill has been sacked enough this season, even if Martin hasn’t played too well this season. I hate how some people are tossing insults towards Martin, because that’s just extremely low. We don’t know the full story regarding Martin, and it’s possible that he has been having an extremely rough life in general and finally snapped. Full details are difficult to come by, so it’s incredibly judgmental to start insulting a player.
Let’s hope this is resolved soon in a proper manner that best helps all sides, but Jonathan Martin should be regarded as “out indefinitely” at this moment in time.