Doug Martin In Car Accident

May 4th, 2017

UPDATED: 5:02 p.m. – Joe first saw the news at 4:39 p.m. on Twitter as shared by Paul Ryan of WFLA-TV, Ch. 8.

Per Tampa Police, at approximately 1:15 p.m. today, Martin was traveling eastbound on Azeele Street. The driver of a black Kia traveling southbound on Habana ran a 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. Tampa Police officers responded to the scene and cited the driver of the Kia for committing a stop sign violation.

Martin lives year-round in a Tampa house he purchased two years ago.

Joe hopes the medical report is accurate and this is nothing serious.

General manager Jason Licht issued a statement to assure fans Martin is OK.

“Doug was the unfortunate victim in an auto accident earlier today after leaving our team facility. 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 has headed home.”

97 Responses to “Doug Martin In Car Accident”

  1. Jim Says:

    Hope he is ok…

  2. TvD head ball coach Says:

    Nothing can hurt the muscle hamster!

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    traffic accidents?

    what’s next Joe, parking tickets????? LOL

    JK joe

  4. rayjay1122 Says:

    So many people in Tampa area can’t drive for shizit. Hope he is OK.

  5. LakeLandBuc Says:

    BucNick, reported this on JoeBucFan at 2:10 pm.

  6. holymoly Says:

    Hopefully he just got banged up a bit .

  7. JOEinPHX Says:

    Ain’t it the truth rayjay1122. I’m just an occasional visitor to Tampa but the drivers are nuts – more than once I’ve watched three consecutive cars blow through a red light.

  8. NFLNut Says:

    THIS is why I said Jameis should have a driver for his trips to and from training … and if possible I’d want him in an armored truck as well!

    And yes I realize the kid will drive for pleasure at times but when he’s performing work-related duties like training I would make sure he is protected to the hilt!

  9. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Sucks that his beamer got totaled. But he is truly blessed to be ok.

    God is good.

  10. DallasBuc Says:

    See??? He is totally unreliable! First he tears his hamstring and now this. Trade his aas for Camel Light.

  11. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Does either joe own a Kia? JK

  12. redblud Says:

    Joe will find a way to flip this around and blame Martin. I could see it now. His new name will be Bad Driving Accident Causing Bucs RB Doug Martin. You know, like he did Mixon despite the evidence showing he well within his rights.

  13. ElioT Says:

    Should buy a Volvo. Wouldn’t have a scratch on him.

    Or as the Doug haters would say:
    “Lots of luck rehabbing with another team, you suck, you’ve only had two good years, it’s your fault for getting injured, you’re a druggie, you’re the worst teammate ever, etc…”

    Haters going to hate.

    Go Bucs!!!

  14. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    So many people in Tampa area can’t drive for shizit.

    I do not disagree Rayjay….but my experience everywhere else hasn’t been all the great. Since cell phones and texting driving has become dangerous. I thought I would ride a motorcycle in my retirement….not really with what’s going on out there.

    The most frightened of traffic I’ve ever been was a a young Army dude having some fun in Bangkok in the late 60’s. Their traffic…at least back then..made us look polite and organized!

  15. GhostofTedford Says:


    Any truth to the rumor that the black Kia was covered in New Orleans Saints stickers and emblems?

  16. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Dallas you can be a real piece of sh!t sometimes dude.

    The guy could have gotten killed because some bimbo was probably spaced out staring at a smart phone.

    Don’t even care if you were joking. Show some respect.

  17. ElioT Says:


    Sensitive much?

    Dallas was pretty funny mocking all the haters blaming Doug for injuries and looking for any excuse to trash him.

    God is good? Don’t even get me started buddy.

    Go Bucs!

  18. Pit Says:

    Tampa drivers are not as bad as in South Florida or even New Orleans.But it is getting worse each time i come up there in Tampa.

  19. Blake_bucsfan Says:


    I thought it’s had been confirmed already that you’re an ignoramous of epic proportion, with nothing even seemingly intelligible to add to any conversation.

    Yes. God is good. This is coming from a former atheist.

  20. Joe Says:

    Joe will find a way to flip this around and blame Martin. I could see it now. His new name will be Bad Driving Accident Causing Bucs RB Doug Martin.

    Don’t be dumb. C’mon.

  21. Joeypoppems Says:

    For the record Dallas, I laughed lol

    But seriously tho glad he is alright.

  22. ElioT Says:


    Former atheist?

    Let me guess, destroyed your life once or twice over booze, drugs, women, gambling, etc… and now all you have left is your reborn Christianity?

    Get back on your meds and call your skeptical children Mr. Sensitive.

    I’m not a god hater but I’m not about to start pushing that sh*t on a Bucs’ site!

    …and my name is ElioT.

    Go Bucs!

  23. ElioT Says:


    If you’re going to attempt to tell someone off, at least spell check that sh*t dumba**.

    Jesus chr*st!

    Go Bucs!

  24. EA Says:

    Hope Dougie is ok, we will need him.

  25. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Don’t have any kids, don’t take any meds, life is good.

    And you were the one to bring it up, if you don’t care you wouldn’t have mentioned it.

    Yeah ok maybe I over reacted a bit.

    But i’ll just say this dude, open your mind.

  26. SeattleBuc Says:

    You guys need to get a life, do you really need to comment on every post? Go fishing.

  27. The Buc Realist Says:

    Mike Evans GOAT Says:
    May 4th, 2017 at 5:17 pm
    Does either joe own a Kia? JK

    That is the funniest thing I have read on JBF in a while!!!!!!

  28. ATrain Says:

    I know Martin has not lived up to the best RB

    But I hope he can come out this year and Run Over Sime People

  29. Destinjohnny Says:

    German cars!

  30. BucFan90 Says:

    Glad he’s ok. God is good indeed.

  31. Capt.Tim Says:

    Im glad hes ok.
    Hope both drivers are unharmed

    And yes, God is Good. ElioT.
    Hope you find that to be true

  32. SB Says:

    He is Risen!

  33. Dave Pear Says:

    You’re coming off as quite the White Knight.

  34. K2 Says:

    He has been hit harder by linebackers…no problem! Next time wear your helmet Doug.

  35. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Wow, Dave Pear! Shots fired. Nice retort!

  36. tmaxcon Says:


    I’m impressed that you so elegantly used bimbo and god is good in a post…. Nice… I am sure you are a big hit with the feminazis and fellow hypocrites.

    Gerbils are tough. He won’t have to worry about Tampa bad drivers soon enough.

  37. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Lol, I guess I had that coming.

    Not bad Dave, for a cuck.

  38. Dave Pear Says:

    In the famous words of NOSBOS, ” Ion care what you think about me. EAD!”

  39. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Didn’t realize having faith and knowing that young women today have a propensity to stare off into the twitterverse made me a hypocrite but Ok.

    As far as the feminazi’s go, modern “feminism” is closer to being a societal cancer than a form of activism.

  40. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    All I can say is this is a tough audience! And politically some of you are to the right of Attila the Hun. Still a fun place to hang though.

  41. Eric Denman Says:

    Surprised it wasn’t Joe that ran him over.

  42. SteelStudBuc Says:

    I bet Joe was hoping he got hurt bad enough that he won’t get to play this season… But he will kill it. This is the Doug Martin hate campaign afterall

  43. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Ahhh. NOSBOS. The guy that insisted we were wrong about his rb coming to tampa.

    Best comment goes to K2 above.

  44. Brett Says:

    Addiction recovery is a tough road, and Doug took a huge step. I am pulling for him, and hope that intervention and treatment will help him. Sorry to hear about this setback. Hoping he overcomes the odds, and sorry to hear about another setback.

  45. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Be well, Doug.

  46. rayjay1122 Says:


    I totally agree that driving is worse due to cell phones.

  47. tmaxcon Says:


    No it’s the bimbos fault according to Blake.

  48. rayjay1122 Says:

    As far as all of the comments about God goes. I have faith also but I respect everyone’s right to believe in whatever they want or to not believe in anything at all

    What everyone who doesn’t have faith don’t seem to understand is that we don’t have faith because we are so good or better than anyone else. It is simply a realization that we have sinned and are anything but perfect and are in need of salvation. Now, enough about all of that.

    Go Bucs!!

  49. Oxycondoms Says:

    Sounds like a coverup . Pills make it hard to drive

  50. Blake_bucsfan Says:


    I hope you didnt take my comments on modern feminism to be reflective of my political views & idealogies.

    Modern feminism is becoming increasingly more radicalized by the day.

    Its basically devolved to the point where equality isn’t even mentioned, it’s driven by a hatred of Men, specifically, white men.

    Take is young self hating, yet still pompous feminazi here, spreading bogus beliefs like subconcious biases and white privilege. And she is a mild version of what is out there.

    “All white people are racist, all men are misogynistic, all cis-gendered people are transphoboc.”

    *cringes* This is what I’m talking about. Feminism, for the large majority of young people, is all driven by hate and division.

  51. Kevinthepainterimagine Says:

    Wow, I thought this was.going to get spun into anither reason Doug Martin should be cut. Bravo step further in your rehabilitation process of accepting the muscle hampster is going nowhere.

    Go Dougie Go Bucs!

  52. TheShaz Says:

    Starting RB(well at least not for the first three weeks) gets in a major automobile accident that was not his fault.

    And the last half of the post is based on religion.

    What the heck, let me toss some politics in here. /Come on people/

    I am happy Doug is at least from the reports is ok. Yes the drivers Bay Area suck, remember most are transplants and yes I agree cellphone usage is one of the key reasons for accidents these days.

    If you are a huge Doug Martin fan, raise a toast to quality German engineering, from reports the Beemer was totaled but he walked away. If he drove a Prius our RB discussions would be simpler.

    I’m happy he is OK. I hope the other driver is as well.

  53. ElioT Says:

    Life is good, your “god” doesn’t have much to do with it.

    Blake I selected you due to your hypocrisy and the “bimbo” comment. What if the person in the black Kia had a stroke? God’s will?

    I assume the thousands of horrible rapes committed by holy priests, mass genocide, children dying of cancer hourly, etc… is “god being good” or is that God’s will?

  54. Blake_bucsfan Says:


    I graduated from highschool this century my man, I’ve witnessed it.

    People these days have a really bad habit of staring at their phone screen while driving. And it causes them to do stupid crap like blowing through a stop sign directly into a collision.

    I worked at Jimmy Johns for over a year, and let me put it like this, we went through a lot of female drivers…

  55. ElioT Says:

    Wow!!! @Blake

    Women “bimbo” hating reborn Christian! That’s the style!

  56. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Meh, w/e. Didn’t say anything hateful about women.

    Anyway, not gonna sit here and argue.

    Go bucs.

  57. BringBucsBack Says:

    Maybe he found his new nickname?: 1. Crash
    2. Side-swipe
    3. Lil’ crash

  58. BringBucsBack Says:

    In addition to NEVER getting less than 48 mpg, as a Prius owner I’m aware of it’s 5 star frontal & side impact rating. I also know that it is rated as a mid-sized car, due to it’s size & additional weight from the batteries. Had Dougie been driving “the smartest car on the road”, the Prius, he would have walked away unscathed. Contrary to popular belief, it also has plenty of power. Don’t take an owners’ word on it though, South Park is a much more reliable source!

    Glad you’re okay, Doug!

  59. Dave Says:

    Rooting for Doug. I hope he is in 2015 form and determined.

  60. Mike Says:

    Jesus Saves

  61. Buccfan37 Says:

    Doug should have been driving a Hummer. Probably look like a kid in a high chair but unharmed. Let’s go Doug!

  62. Buc1987 Says:

    You got a fast car
    I want a ticket to anywhere
    Maybe we make a deal
    Maybe together we can get somewhere
    Anyplace is better
    Starting from zero got nothing to lose
    Maybe we’ll make something
    Me, myself I got nothing to prove

  63. Lamarcus Says:

    Hope Douggy makes a speed recovery. We need it. The first time I saw this report I thot I was going to read that he was high under the influence. I’m maybe not the case?

  64. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I hear ya Blake. I wasn’t particularly referring to you…I was thinking of the morning thread which does at times get political.

    As far as feminism…I’m sure you’re correct that there are extremists who make the entire group look bad….but that’s true for virtually every group, movement, that I know. Sadly there are even some Buc fans who make all we football fans look bad but in particular young guys 18-34.

    My last experience at the Old Sombero. Wife and I at a game against the Vikings which we lost…with another couple. So we’re in the crowd leaving the game out on Dale Mabry when a group of 3-4 young dudes are dropping F bombs and just acting out. A guy with two young boys in tow asked them if they would mind cleaning it up a bit considering they were in mixed company including young children. They told him…F off Mfer….bravely spoken eh…four dudes against one guy with his wife and two kids.

    But this thankfully has not been overly common…like say at a Raiders game. Speaking of which…I wonder if Vegas Raider fan will more closely resemble the typical NFL fan or the Oakland crazies?

  65. tmaxcon Says:

    Cussing and acting fool in mixed company in public sounds like the leader of the DNC typical speech

  66. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Dang Doug sure isn’t doing himself any favors to win his naysayers over again…

    Anyway sharpen those pencils!

  67. TampaTown Says:

    Glad Doug is ok. I like the nickname Crash. Good suggestion. Much better than Muscle Hamster.

  68. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    What I want to know is how did Elliot get involved with Blake calling Dallas an @sshole? I get along with most people on here (including the trolls) and it is well known that Dallas is IN FACT an @sshole. So idk why Elliot felt the need to play captain save a h0 and defend Dallas who has proven himself quite capable of running his own mouth.

  69. Bobby M. Says:

    What was his yards after contact?

  70. tmaxcon Says:

    Bobby M.

    Best post of thread

  71. Buc1987 Says:

    ba dum chhh…hilarious Bobby.

  72. Rod Munch Says:

    Man I was in a car accident about 9 years ago where I got rear ended and my car was destroyed – I walked away from it seemingly OK, but then that thing called whiplash crept in. I honestly thought, and still think, whiplash was something an overwhelming majority of people who claim to have it make up in order to get a few dollars. In my case I was hit by an SUV doing 55mph and pushed head-on into a tow truck that was doing 50mph, so I got DP’d, and the whiplash has been very real and on-going.

    For Martin I hope he really is OK. They said my injury was no big deal, but 9 years later, I feel it every single day.

  73. Artemis Rand Says:

    How much ya’ wanna bet the driver that ran the stop sign was paying more attention to their phone than the sign ?

  74. Artemis Rand Says:

    @ BringBucsBack

    Martin Scores Easy

  75. Buc1987 Says:

    Rod…I hope you called Dolman Law.

  76. Buc1987 Says:

    Mike Evans GOAT…lmao. Drama galore here at JBF.

    Elliot was wiggin out over Martin.

    Is that the thread your talking about?

    That’s how it used to be here at JBF when I first signed on. I’ve come to expect it win or lose.

  77. Kalind Says:

    This guy. I swear trouble doesn’t even go looking for him. It knows right where he is 100% of the day.

  78. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m glad he’s okay.

  79. Buc1987 Says:

    Goat…lol Sorry I missed the top of THIS thread. Damn. Tequila will do that to ya sometimes.

  80. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    lol it’s all good. Just don’t drive tonight, we don’t need anymore hurt Bucs. Jk

  81. Buc1987 Says:

    ElioT …Silly Sally. I’m not a bible thumper, but I tend go with majority rules. Billions of people all over the world pray to some form or another of a God. So I side with those people. Billions can’t all be idiots.

    That’s all I’m saying on the matter. GO BUCS!

  82. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Who let that dumb@ss Scott Reynolds on twitter? He tweets and retweets the same dumb $hit every half hour and has COMPLETELY ruined the Bucs section of the bleacher report app.

  83. tmaxcon Says:


    He’s got a fancy title though so I think that makes him cool no matter how ridiculous

  84. BucFan90 Says:

    Howcome atheists like you are always complaining about evil? I thought atheism didn’t believe in good and evil lol. In order for there to be an objective right and wrong, there would need to be a universal moral law, no? So what are you really saying? And speaking of evil, you do realize atheists have killed more people in the last century alone than all religions put together in history, right?

  85. NFLNut Says:

    ElioT … you want to mess with someone about God, mess with me! I have studied religions for decades, lived in various countries amongst various cultures, and yes, God, as in the One true God of the Bible aka Jesus Christ of Nazareth is indeed “good”!

  86. BucTrooper Says:

    You know who wasn’t in a car accident?

    Dalvin Cook.

  87. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    TheShaz Says
    “And the last half of the post is based on religion.”

    You REALLY need to improve your reading comprehension.

  88. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    You know who will be out of the league in 5 years because of his knees?

    Dalvin Cook.

  89. DallasBuc Says:

    Blake- I was cracking on all you short-sighted fanboys looking to run a perfectly good RB for literally any reason, real or made up, and was not joking about Martin getting in an accident that he reportedly was not injured. Get off your mighty high horse and take your delicate sensibilities with you.

  90. DallasBuc Says:

    Goat- no doubt you have an eye for spotting male stinkholes…in the dark, public restrooms, Trump rallies, etc

  91. DallasBuc Says:

    I love it when self-agrandized religious experts lecture you on the certitude of the greatness of their god and belief system. It’s a hoot!

  92. shouldhavedraftedefiert Says:

    Man even when driving the hamster can’t stay in the lane. ba da pssssssssh.

  93. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    I was complementing you. But it’s seems u must live up to your monicker

  94. DallasBuc Says:

    Goat- calling me an aashole is not a compliment last I checked…
    Go back to your public restroom proclivities.

  95. OAR Says:

    When you are driving your car and Justin Bieber is on all the radio stations at the exact same time, there’s nothing left to do except crash your car!

  96. Ysosyria Says:

    So the car rolled a few yards before it hit a AC unit. The Car had more yds after contact than martin.

  97. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    I thought that u would embrace the fact that u are an aashole. So ur telling me that all of ur trolling is not intended to come off that way? U may need more help than I thought. Lol