It's been a rough stretch for Jonathan Martin over the past six months. The embattled offensive lineman left the Miami Dolphins after reported bullying from teammates including Richie Incognito. Martin gave his first interview and an excerpt aired on TV with the following quotes on why Martin left his team:

"One instance doesn't bother me," Martin said of his former teammates' behavior. "It's the persistence of it. I wish I would have had more tools to solve my situation . . . but I didn't. "I felt trapped like I didn't have a way to make it right. And it came down to the point where, you know, I thought it was best just to remove myself from the situation."

There will be more on TODAY on Wednesday. The full interview airs on NBCSN's “Pro Football Talk” on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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[via NBC News]