The last couple of months haven’t been great for the Buccaneers running back, and they’ve just got even worse. The 28-year-old was involved in a car crash on Thursday afternoon when Martin’s BMW was hit by another vehicle after they ran a stop sign.
After the first incident, the running backs car was pushed to the side of the road where it was hit by an air conditioning unit outside a local business. Luckily for Martin he only required a couple of stitches to his chin as well as some minor cuts and bruises.
Martin took to twitter to reassure his fans that he was ok.
Tampa Bays GM Jason Licht released a statement following the accident: “Doug was the unfortunate victim in an auto accident earlier today after leaving our team facility, While Doug’s vehicle sustained a large amount of damage, we are pleased to report that he received only minor cuts and bruises. He has been evaluated by our medical staff and has headed home.”
The driver of the vehicle who collided with Martin was cited for committing a stop sign violation before the the collision.
Martin, who is currently involved with the Buccaneers offseason program, picked up a suspension at the end of the 2016 season for violating the NFL’s drug abuse policy. Martin has served one of his four-game ban and will be looking to have a huge impact in the 2017 season.
Tampa Bay decided not to pick a running back in last weeks draft, even though the drug violation caused Martin to lose his guaranteed money in his contract, allowing the Bucs to ship out Martin without the fear of a penalty.
With great comments coming from GM licht about Martin “looking great” in recent workouts, it looks like the unlucky running back will have a second chance with the Buccaneers.