Jonathan Martin: 'I felt trapped'

By Evan Hilbert |

Jonathan Martin spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday.
Jonathan Martin spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday. (USATSI)

For the first time since leaving the Miami Dolphins in October, Jonathan Martin spoke publicly to Tony Dungy in an interview for NBC Sports.

A portion of the talk was aired Tuesday, with the rest scheduled to be shown Wednesday night. Martin, it appears, spoke directly about the situation concerning him and Richie Incognito.

"I'm a grown man. I've been in locker rooms, there's vulgar language in locker rooms," Martin said. "One instance doesn't bother me. It's the persistence of it.

"I wish I would have had more tools to solve my situation. I felt trapped -- like I didn't have a way to make it right. It came down to a point where I thought it was best to just remove myself from the situation."

The interview is slated to be shown in full Wednesday night on NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk.

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