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Harvard-Westlake High School Seeks Protection Against Ex-NFL Player Jonathan Martin

UPDATE

3:00 PM: According to the documents, Rick Commons states that “I am extremely concerned about the possibility of Mr. Martin coming to either campus to act upon the threat of revenge that he broadly publicized,” and he believes “I would be a key target for Mr. Martin if he wanted to seek revenge.”

He adds, “Based on Mr. Martin’s behavior and his references to guns and revenge on his recent Instagram post, I am tremendously concerned for both my safety at work and for the safety of employees and students at both Harvard-Westlake campuses.

A judge granted the restraining order.


The school that former NFL player Jonathan Martin issued a veiled threat against has responded by filing a restraining order against him with the hopes of preventing a violent incident.

Harvard-Westlake School just filed for a Workplace Violence Prevention order against Martin.  A company is able to file for protection on behalf of their employees if they feel there may be a threat to anyone at the location, so Harvard-Westlake is trying to ensure the entire organization is protected.   The documents lists the president of the school, Rick Commons, as a possible target.

Last week, he posted a photo on Instagram showing a shotgun and ammo, and tagged the firearm with his former high school, as well as Richie Incognito and some of his ex-teammates.  He also included the message, “When you’re a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge.”

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Harvard-Westlake was put on immediate lockdown after the former Miami Dolphin posted the message, and he was soon tracked down and detained by police.  He was also scheduled to undergo a psychological evaluation.