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Police say Marshall stabbed by wife
Posted Apr. 23 at 02:39 AM
Brandon Marshall apparently was stabbed on Friday night, but he should be fine physically prior to the start of the season.
Police say Marshall was cut by his wife. She has been arrested an charged with assault with a deadly weapon. She is in jail.
When police first showed up, Marshall said he slipped and cut himself on a broken vase. But MIchi Nogami-Marshall later told police that she stabbed Marshall, and that she did it out of self-defense.
Marshall underwent surgery on Friday night. Doctors indicate that no vital organs were damaged, and he should be released from the hospital later today.
Marshall had a lengthy history of off-field problems in Denver. That played a role in the Broncos deciding to trade him rather than give him a big contract.
The Palm Beach Post has a nice time-line listing a bunch of Marshall's other off-field incidents in recent years.
Posted by Tod Denison | Apr. 23 at 06:32 AM
If he doesn't get his act together, do you think the Dolphins will CUT him.
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Apr. 23 at 07:28 AM
I don't think the Dolphins can afford to cut talented players, plus it's not like this particular incident is the worst in Marshall's history, or out of whack with what they knew about his history before they acquired him. I think any worries he has about being cut shouldn't include the Dolphins.
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Apr. 23 at 09:23 AM
I think they're probably thinking about ditching him. His contract is set up so they can get rid of him painlessly. So they must either give him a whole bunch of money ($9.5 million this year) or cut him loose. He wasn't a difference-maker last year (though I think that had to do with how Chad Henne was playing at quarterback). I think it could go either way.
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Apr. 23 at 10:40 AM
I guess they could use this incident as an excuse to get rid of him, avoiding the money they're paying him and the unpleasantness of having a receiver who routinely criticizes his quarterback and stuff. But it's not like they didn't know he had a history of both domestic incidents and run-ins with players or his coach when they acquired him. I can't believe they'd be surprised at something like this.
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