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Jonathan Martin


'Really Excited' to Reunite with Harbaugh [Update]

3/11/2014 7:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jonathan Martin's nightmare in Miami is finally over ... the alleged bullying victim has been just been traded to the 49ers, his agent has confirmed to TMZ Sports ... and J-Mart couldn't be happier.

We spoke with Martin's agent Kenny Zuckerman ... who tells us, "Jonathan's really excited. He's up at Stanford now. That's where he went to school. The 49ers are in his backyard."

Martin will be reunited with his old college coach Jim Harbaugh -- who's the head coach of the 49ers.

As for Martin's alleged tormentor Richie Incognito, still no word on his future in the NFL.
7:43 PM PT -- TMZ Sports also spoke with 49ers offensive lineman Adam Snyder who tells us he thinks the team is a great fit for Martin.

"It's a great new opportunity for him. He's coming in to a great group of guys, specifically the offensive  line."

When asked if Martin will be treated with kid gloves due to the situation in Miami, Snyder shot that down -- saying, "We're gonna treat him like any other free agent that comes into our locker room."

As for his opinion on the trade -- Snyder says, "If he can help us win a Super Bowl, I'm all for it."

8:00 PM PT -- Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey issued a statement saying, “We feel that this move is in the best interests of all parties involved. We wish Jonathan well.”

8:02 PM PT -- Martin tweeted about the trade ... saying, "Opportunities are few in the NFL... Can't wait to get to work #9erEmpire."

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Madelaine J    

Reading some of these comments makes me sick! This man was a risky more courageous than all if you who are spitting homophobic rants because he stood up for himself! Jeez! We have an epidemic of this type of behaviour and you guys don't want it to end! Sad lives you lead!! And btw. Statistically there would be ATLEAST one gay man on EVERY team! Even if he chooses not to share that information. It is what it is!

203 days ago


let's just run everything around the gay folk, for some reasons their feelings trump everyone else's.

203 days ago


Many were saying that Martin won't play again. Glad to see him with the 49ers. Any change Michael Sam will play with Martin?

203 days ago


That's a good place for him one of the most hated teams and coaches in the NFL.

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