Jonathan Martin admitted to depression and attempting to kill himself on multiple occasions during a lengthy Facebook post in which he explained his decision to retire from the NFL.
Martin mentioned struggles with racial identity and being accepted by the crowd.
"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 petrified of going to work. You either sleep 12, 14, 16, hours a day when you can, or not at all. You drink too much, smoke weed constantly, have trouble focusing on doing your job, playing the sport that you grew up obsessed with."
It was written in the Wells report that Martin was harassed in middle school and high school, resulting in a lack of self-esteem and depression as a teenager.
The Wells report also mentioned that Martin contemplated suicide on two occasions, in January and May of 2013.
"According to Martin, in middle school and high school he was the victim of bullying, which diminished his self-confidence and self-esteem and contributed to what he self-diagnosed as periodic bouts of depression during his teenage years," the report said. "Martin claims that the depression he experienced in high school recurred as a result of mistreatment by his teammates on the Dolphins and that on two occasions in 2013 he even contemplated suicide."