“Caught One”- NFL WR Brandon Marshall Stabbed by Wife

23 Apr

Dolphins Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall was stabbed by his wife with a kitchen knife Friday in the Miami area, police said Saturday. Marshall was taken to a hospital, where he remained Saturday after surgery, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Marshall’s wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, 26, was arrested Friday by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office on a domestic-violence charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Bond was set at $7,500 and Nogami-Marshall remained in jail Saturday.

According to the police report, Nogami-Marshall told police she stabbed Marshall out of self-defense.

Brandon Marshall initially told police he slipped and fell onto a broken glass vase, but according to the report, police found no blood or evidence to substantiate that statement and said both Marshall and his wife provided little information.

Marshall, 27, was taken to Broward General Hospital by car and underwent surgery late Friday night for a stab wound to the stomach, sources told Schefter.

No vital organs were pierced in the incident, and doctors have told him that Marshall will be OK in two to three weeks, sources said.

Doctors were expected to discharge Marshall from the hospital Saturday afternoon.

“This is a very difficult time for Brandon and family, thankfully he will make a full recovery,” Marshall’s agents, Kennard McGuire and Harvey Steinberg, said in a statement. “We simply ask that his privacy is respected.”

Dolphins officials say they were told by the league their team doctor is allowed to see Marshall and consult with Marshall’s other doctors despite the NFL lockout.

The Dolphins issued a statement saying: “We are aware of the report, and our thoughts are with Brandon at this time. We will look into the matter, but because we are not allowed to have any contact with any of our players we will refrain from making any further comment.”

Marshall became engaged to Nogami-Campbell while in Hawaii for the 2009 Pro Bowl.

Weeks after the engagement, according to police, the couple was seen hitting and kicking each other outside Marshall’s Atlanta condominium.

Charges of disorderly conduct against Marshall and Nogami-Campbell were dismissed the same day.

On Friday, emergency services were called via 911 after Marshall was stabbed but were turned away when the dispatcher offered a ride to the hospital. Instead, Marshall was taken to the hospital in a car.

According to Broward County Sheriff’s public information officer Veda Coleman-Wright, Nogami-Marshall was arrested at the couple’s home. Nogami-Marshall did not drive Marshall to the hospital, according to police, but it was not clear who did or who called 911.

Coleman-Wright said no press conferences or further updates are scheduled for Saturday.

The NFL and the NFL Players’ Association said through spokesmen they couldn’t confirm any details of the situation.

“Sorry. Don’t have any info on it,” NFL executive Greg Aiello said in an email to ESPN.

Marshall, acquired from the Broncos last April to become Miami’s biggest offensive threat, led the Dolphins in receiving yards in 2010 with 1,014 despite missing two games with a hamstring injury.

Marshall signed a four-year deal worth $47.5 million, with $24 million guaranteed, when he joined the Dolphins.
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One Response to ““Caught One”- NFL WR Brandon Marshall Stabbed by Wife”

  1. tia April 23, 2011 at 1:18 PM #

    well thats wat happens when you get with a athelete..lol

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