DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin talked of quitting football earlier in his pro career before leaving the team last week to undergo counseling for emotional issues, two people familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
One of the people said Martin considered giving up the sport because he was mistreated by other offensive linemen on the Dolphins. That person said Martin now plans to continue his career.
Both people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the organization has said little about his departure. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.