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Following a high-profile bullying scandal in Miami last year, offensive tackle Jonathan Martin is headed back to the Bay area after being traded to the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN.

“This is great for him to get back on the field and he’s in Palo Alto right now. It couldn’t be much better,” his agent Ken Zuckerman told the broadcaster during a phone interview.

Martin made headlines when he quit the Dolphins in October after being harassed by a fellow teammates.

The incident sparked a wide-ranging debate concerning what types of behavior are deemed acceptable in the largely macho world of professional football.

The 24-year-old will be reunited with his former Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh who has been at the helm of the 49ers since 2011.


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