Jonathan Martin was a man in turmoil, his depression only fueled by harassment from some of his Miami Dolphins teammates.

In a 144-page independent report released Friday by NFL-appointed investigator Ted Wells, Martin is portrayed as a man who couldn't figure out how to best interact within his own locker room, struggled to reconcile his relationship with football, was driven to drink by his poor play and even twice contemplated suicide in 2013. Martin left the team in October after a cafeteria prank.

According to the report's findings, Martin, who is African-American, was outraged by racial slurs directed at him by fellow offensive lineman Richie Incognito, who is white. Martin was also offended by extremely sexually suggestive comments made by Incognito and Miami linemen Mike Pouncey and John Jerry aimed at Martin's sister — she never met any of Martin's Miami teammates — and mother, who did attend a team function at Fort Lauderdale last April. Martin also was the object of lewd remarks that questioned his manhood and pilloried him for body odor.

Being the object of such behavior would bother most people, but Martin seems to have been more vulnerable than most. He frequently self-diagnosed depression and had been the target of bullying in middle school and high school before his football talents emerged.

As his ordeal with the Dolphins continued to escalate, Martin turned to his parents.

Martin, who had an upper-middle-class upbringing in Los Angeles, wrote in a text to his mother last April: "I figured out a major source of my anxiety. I'm a push over (sic), a people pleaser. I avoid confrontation whenever I can, I always want everyone to like me. I let people talk about me, say anything to my face, and I just take it, laugh it off, even when I know they are intentionally trying to disrespect me.