Buccaneers RB Doug Martin involved in car crash in Tampa

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The word on Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was that he was having a pretty good offseason.

According to Bucs coach Dirk Koetter and general manager Jason Licht he has been recovering well from his bout with a drug-dependency issue and has looked as good physically and as sound mentally as either had seen him in a long time,.

Martin’s offseason took a bit of a downturn on Thursday, though it appears Martin escaped serious injury when he was involved in a car crash in Tampa that knocked Martin’s car off the street, according to police.

“Doug was the unfortunate victim in an auto accident earlier today after leaving our team facility,” Licht said in a statement released by the team. “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 was headed home.”

Here’s the official word from the report on the crash released by the City of Tampa:

On May 4, 2017 at approximately 1:15 p.m.  Doug Martin was traveling eastbound on Azeele Street.  The driver of a black Kia traveling southbound on Habana ran the stop sign and collided with Martin’s black BMW in the middle of the intersection.  Martin’s vehicle was displaced from the roadway and hit an air conditioning unit outside of a local business. Martin received minor cuts and bruises as a result of the crash.  Tampa Police officers responded to the scene and cited the driver of the Kia, Jake Balsay, for committing a stop sign violation.

Late Thursday afternoon Martin, himself, took to social media to assure everyone that he’s fine:


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