Offensive Lineman Jonathan Martin has retired from the NFL, according to Ian Rapport of NFL.com. The 25-year-old has a back injury that would require season-ending surgery, so he decided to step away from the game.
Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports says that Martin is steeping away for “now,” and says there’s a chance he could return in the future.
Martin was the offensive lineman that was in the middle of the Dolphins bullying scandal in 2013, which involved Martin receiving verbal abuse from Richie Incognito and others.
Martin started 32 of the 38 games that he played in during his NFL career for the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins.