Nov 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Miami Dolphins offensive lineman and Stanford Cardinal alumnus Jonathan Martin attends the game against the Southern California Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Martin’s Reasons to Stay and Leave Football


The report from Ted Wells has been released on Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin and there are a lot of details to go through.

Here is a list of reasons why Jonathan Martin was considering staying and leaving football. He texted them out to his friend.

On May 6, Martin claimed, he continued to grapple with his frustration and his inability to respond to verbal abuse, and he considered abandoning his football career. That day, he sent the following text message to a friend, in which he listed pros and cons of continuing to play football:

-Football games are fun

-I can make a lot of money playing football and be set for life

-I have a legacy that will live after I die

-not many people get to live their childhood dream

-I am the left tackle for the Miami dolphins

-if I quit, I’ll be known as a quitter for the rest of my life

-my legacy at Stanford will be tarnished

-I will never be able to look any coach from my past in the eye

-I hate going in everyday.

-I am unable to socialize with my teammates in their crude manner

-I already have a lot of money. I could travel the world, get my degree. Then get a real job

-I could lose 70 lbs and feel good about my body

-I won’t die from CTE

-Maybe I’ll start to LIKE myself

-I don’t need to live lavishly. I could live very frugally

-why do I care about these people? All I need is my family

Did he mean to put the “I am the left tackle for the Miami Dolphins” in the like or hate portion of the list?

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H/T Deadspin

Tags: Jonathan Martin Miami Dolphins Richie Incognito

  • Johnny

    This kid is WEAK!!!! Only benched 225 15times!!! No first punch, too slow for the quick move, and easily gets bull-rushed.. BECAUSE HE IS WEAK!!! Now he’s not just physically weak, but also mentally weak!!! He will NEVER be a NFL-caliber starting LT… I said this when he was drafted and everyone disagreed saying “oh, he protected Luck at Stanford”… Not so right now, huh??? And how Jeff Ireland thought he can be a starting Tackle in the NFL is beyond me!! I guess that’s why he got fired… Idiot!!!
    (Plus nobody wants a snitch on their team)…(a weak non-NFL Tackle snitch)

  • B Christopher

    Winners have winning attitudes, losers, quitters, whiners, well, they become targets. If you’re gonna with the Big boys Jonathan, buck up, quit your whining, take whatever meds they give you to stop this depressive state, and for Christ’s sake……. TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF. As you said, and, I’ll paraphrase… “I WAS the starting left tackle for the Miami Dolphins.” A storie franchise for sure. I am a Raiders fan, and well, the Dolphins, are the enemy, but, having said that, I would give my left ut, and half of the right to be doing what you’re doing, FOR A LIVING! Wake the fuck up!!!! You are getting paid big dollars to PLAY A GAME. A game that every red blooded American boy has played on the side yard, at the park, at school during recess, and in the god damned street if they had too. YOU ARE LIVING THE DREAM OF MILLIONS OF YOUNG BOYS. Be an example for them, what the hell are you whining about? “I can’t handle the verbal abuse”. What the hell is that???? You’re the biggest kid out there, BUCK UP!!! It never ceases to amaze me, movie stars, pro athletes, taking drugs, killing themselves, whining about how bad they have it, when the other 99% is wishing that they were them. Mrs. Marten, BUCK THE FUCK UP, and enjoy what you do have, because everyone else wants it you stupid ass!

  • Richard Hough

    He definitely should stay in the NFL. The locker room is a great place to meet men!