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Former Boise State running back Doug Martin suffers ‘minor cuts and bruises’ in car accident

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, a former Boise State great, was involved in a minor car accident Thursday in Tampa. The driver that hit his car was cited for running a stop sign.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, a former Boise State great, was involved in a minor car accident Thursday in Tampa. The driver that hit his car was cited for running a stop sign.

Former Boise State running back Doug Martin was involved in a minor car accident Thursday near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ facility.

Martin suffered “minor cuts and bruises” according to a Tampa police report. While Martin was driving through an intersection, he was hit by another car which had run a stop sign, forcing Martin’s black BMW off the road and into a nearby business’ air conditioner. The driver of the other car was cited for not obeying the stop sign.

The Tampa Bay Times’ Greg Auman reported that Martin is doing “fine” after the accident and needed four stitches on his chin.

In a statement posted on the Buccaneers’ website, general manager Jason Licht said: “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.”

A member of the Buccaneers since his rookie season in 2012, Martin has rushed for 4,227 yards and added 1,007 receiving yards, scoring 25 NFL touchdowns. He was suspended for the last game of 2016 for violating the league’s drug policy and will be suspended the first three games of 2017.

Tampa Bay drafted Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols on Saturday and signed undrafted free agents in wide receiver Thomas Sperbeck and cornerback Jonathan Moxey.

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