Jonathan Martin is a 315lb offensive lineman that plays for the San Francisco 49ers. It seems he is also a big fan of rough justice.
According to Martin himself, and an interview with Yahoo Sports, Martin witnessed an attempted robbery at a Versace store while he was shopping nearby. Martin decided he would do something about the robbery, and he did just that, by punching one of the would-be thieves, in the face, multiple times.
The vigilantism apparently happened at a Los Angeles mall where Martin was with a friend from his college days at Stanford, where he starred for the Cardinal enough to become a 2nd round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
As you can imagine, being beat down on by a football player who weighs more than 300 pounds did not end well for the shoplifter, who will probably be seeing stars for a few days after his encounter with the 49ers right tackle.
From Yahoo's piece on the robbery:
"Martin told Shutdown Corner that he ran across the corridor into the store and helped the security guard in corralling the second alleged shoplifter, who was a man larger than the security guard. Martin said he punched the person “five to eight times” until he went down. He wanted to do just enough to get the man to stop fighting so that he could be subdued by security."
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The first alleged shoplifter got away. The second did not as you can see by this photo from Martin's Twitter account with the dude face down eating floor.
“I didn't even think,” Martin told Shutdown Corner via phone on Thursday night. “I just reacted. It wasn't till later when [my friend] said, 'He could have had a gun.' I didn't even think about it. I just wanted to help.”
Martin was acquired by the 49ers in March for a conditional seventh-round pick. He made nine starts last year replacing the injured Anthony Davis and he didn't exactly star. Despite his part-time starting role, Martin allowed six sacks and the third-most quarterback pressures (21) on the team.
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