Jonathan Martin had to be wondering last night ... which would happen first -- him playing in the NFL again, or him catching a ride from the airport?
The man at the center of football's locker room bullying controversy was at LAX last night ... waiting, and waiting, and waiting ... for a parking shuttle.
Martin was pretty tight-lipped when we asked if he was returning to the Miami Dolphins, or reconnecting with his teammate/alleged tormentor Richie Incognito.
He was way more concerned with how he was getting home -- and, all told, our photog says Martin stood around for almost half an hour before hooking up with a shuttle.
Dude really coulda used a pick up from a friend ... again.