Report: Doug Martin leaving Buccaneers to take care of personal issues

Doug Martin
Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

The entire drama surrounding running back Doug Martin and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a completely new turn on Wednesday. Just a day after it was announced that Martin would be a healthy inactive for the second consecutive game, comes this somewhat alarming report from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

There’s been a lot of questions surrounding Martin’s status in Tampa Bay. Why has he fallen out of favor so soon after inking a huge long-term deal? Has something happened behind the scenes?

At the very least, we have somewhat of an answer to the drama hanging over the Buccaneers as they make a last-ditch attempt to sneak into the playoffs. The circumstances surrounding Martin’s situation are not yet known. And personal issues can mean a lot of different things.

We’ll definitely have updates as they come in. But for now, let’s hope the issues Martin is dealing with are not on the serious side.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi