Summer Sale Extended! Get unlimited digital access for 13 weeks for $13.

Michael Oher

Retired Panthers' Martin says he battled depression, thoughts of suicide during NFL career

Recently retired Panthers offensive tackle Jonathan Martin shared in a Facebook post Tuesday night that he battled depression throughout his career and attempted suicide on "multiple occasions" during his brief NFL career. Martin, one of the two main subjects in the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal two years ago, revealed in a lengthy Facebook post his struggles since high school trying to fit in with the crowd and be accepted, in part due to his racial identity as a biracial man. "Your job leads you to attempt to kill yourself on multiple occasions," Martin wrote. "Your self-perceived social inadequacy dominates your every waking moment & thought. You're...