A former NFL player is facing charges after he threatened his former high school and football teammates.

Van Nuys, CA – Former NFL player Jonathan Martin, whose chilling social media post prompted his alma mater high school to close down in February, surrendered himself to authorities inside a California courtroom on Tuesday.

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Martin subsequently pleaded not guilty to four counts of making criminal threats, and one count of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, ESPN reported.

He was released from jail less than two hours later, according to TMZ.

Martin, 28, was taken into custody on Feb. 23, after he posted a photo of a shotgun with 18 shells scattered around it on Instagram.

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“When you’re a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide or revenge,” he wrote.


He tagged the Miami Dolphins in the photo, as well as the elite Harvard-Westlake High School, where he graduated in 2008, the Miami Herald reported.

The school’s name was written along the weapon’s barrel, and the team’s name appeared along the gun’s stock.

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Police said that Martin was also in possession of an ax, a shotgun, and a large knife when he was arrested, according to The Mercury News.

School officials responded by closing down their Studio City and Beverly Crest campuses for one day, and filing a workplace violence prevention restraining order against the former lineman on Mar. 1, ESPN reported.

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