Dolphins Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall has been stabbed with a knife by a woman in the Miami area and taken to a hospital, where he remained in intensive care after surgery Saturday morning, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Marshall’s wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, 26, was arrested Friday by the Broward Sheriff’s Office on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for the stabbing, a league source confirmed to Schefter. Nogami-Marshall remained in jail Saturday.
Marshall 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.
“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.”The NFL and the NFL Players’ Association said through spokesmen they couldn’t confirm details.
“Sorry. Don’t have any info on it,” NFL executive Greg Aiello said in an email to ESPN.
Marshall wanted to come home from the hospital Saturday but doctors wanted to keep him there to guard against infection, sources said.
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.
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.
But the offseason headlines didn’t stop at his trade and big contract for Marshall last year.
With the NFL’s lockout looming even then, Marshall said in August he would attempt to play in the NBA if games were canceled.
“Not pursuing — I’m going to be on an NBA team,” Marshall said. “Seriously.”
The NFL lockout entered its 43rd day on Saturday.
“There’s not going to be any football,” Marshall predicted in August. “If there’s a lockout, I have to find a job. I figure the Nuggets will be a better choice because of the welcome home cheer I’ll get — a couple of boos at first. I’m gonna get with a basketball coach and get to work, prepare for the lockout.”
A fourth-round draft pick by Denver out of Central Florida in 2006, Marshall was named to the Pro Bowl with the Broncos in 2008 and 2009.
But his top-flight performance was often overshadowed by turbulence in Denver.
Marshall was suspended by the team for the entire 2009 preseason after a series of behaviors detrimental to the team. The final straw came when a Denver television station filmed Marshall walking when his teammates were running, punting a football in protest and swatting away balls during a training-camp passing drill.
Marshall was also one of the instigators of the fight that led to teammate Darrent Williams’ shooting death on New Year’s Eve in 2006.
And Marshall’s history of arrests includes disorderly conduct, drunken driving, and a number of incidents of alleged domestic violence.
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