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Miami's Jonathan Martin fiasco over as he is traded to 49ers

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Jonathan Martin the primary victim of the hazing scandal in Miami has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers.

Martin had left the team after incidents involving former teammate Richie Incognito which subsequently meant the offensive tackle couldn't mentally cope with daily tasks of an NFL player.

Now Martin finds a new home in San Francisco, where he joins Jim Harbaugh who was his coach in his time at Stanford University.

The Miami Dolphins will receive a conditional draft pick in the trade that see's Martin join the 49ers.

The 'Wells-report' was the league commissioned investigation that delved into the details of the extent of hazing in the past two seasons at the Miami Dolphins, the Wells report also explained Harbaugh's belief that Martin could succeed at another franchise.

The report said: "(Harbaugh), told us that he had never doubted Martin's tenacity, work ethic and dedication to the game, and that he had never seen Martin exhibit problems with social adjustment."

It also explained Harbaugh's thoughts on Martin's mental toughness: "Coach Harbaugh told us he believed that Martin likely could continue to have a successful career in the NFL. It appears that Martin was up to the challenge of dealing with physical or verbal intimidation by opposing players during NFL games, but fell victim, at least in part, to persistent taunting from his own teammates."

The head coach of the 49ers Jim Harbaugh has expressed his belief in Martin and has followed through on his words by trading for the offensive tackle, now it will be interesting to see whether Martin will blossom in a new environment.

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