Dolphins' Marshall hospitalized after stabbing; wife arrestedBy Albert Breer NFL Network
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Published: April 23, 2011 at 10:17 a.m. Updated: April 23, 2011 at 11:42 a.m. Liked: 16 | Comments: 146 Email Like
Print Read Discuss Friend(s) Email Your Email Send Email By Albert Breer NFL Network Dolphins WR Marshall stabbed, hospitalized; wife arrestedA hundred days later, Fairley falls from topMore Columns > Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall was stabbed late Friday night and remains in intensive care at a South Florida hospital after an incident involving his wife.

A high-ranking Dolphins source said Saturday that Marshall's injuries are "not life-threatening." Marshall's agent, Kennard McGuire, told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora that Marshall would be discharged from the hospital around 12:30 p.m. ET and needs 2 to 3 weeks for full recovery.

Michi Nagomi-Marshall, who married Brandon Marshall last year, was arrested on one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in the incident. Bond was set at $7,500.

"This is a very difficult time for Brandon and family," McGuire and Marshall's lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, said in a joint statement. "Thankfully, he will make a full recovery. We simply ask that his privacy is respected."

McGuire and Steinberg were traveling to South Florida to be with Marshall.

"We are aware of the report, and our thoughts are with Brandon at this time," Dolphins spokeman Harvey Greene said in a statement. "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."

The ongoing NFL lockout prohibits contact between team officials and players, but in Marshall's case, an NFL spokesman said: "The team doctor can see him. The trainer and team doctor can consult with his other doctors. The team can send well wishes or other types of appropriate expressions of support."

The Dolphins traded second-round picks in the 2010 and 2011 drafts to the Denver Broncos last April for Marshall, then signed the two-time Pro Bowl receiver to a four-year, $47.5 million extension. He led Miami in receptions (86) and receiving yards (1,014) last season.

Marshall made the Pro Bowl in 2008 and 2009 with the Broncos, who selected him out of Central Florida in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

This isn't the first incident allegedly involving Marshall and his wife. Marshall was arrested in Atlanta in March 2009 after police said he was involved in a fight with then-Michi Leshase Nagomi-Campbell.

Police said they were summoned to Marshall's residence when he and his then-fiancee got into a heated argument. With police looking on, the fight escalated, and the pair began kicking and punching each other on the sidewalk outside his home, according to a police report. Neither one needed medical attention, and both of them were arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the Atlanta City Jail.

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Charges were dropped the next day after Marshall and his then-fiancee refused to testify against each other.

Marshall allegedly has been involved in other domestic disputes.

He was arrested in March 2007 after his former girlfriend, Rasheeda Watley, said he used his vehicle to block her taxi as she tried to leave after an argument at his home in Highlands Ranch, Colo. The case was later dismissed.

Marshall also faced two counts of simple battery stemming from a March 4, 2008, argument with Watley at the Atlanta condominium the couple shared. Watley later acknowledged under oath that she had lied about how she received stab wounds to protect Marshall from getting in trouble and being suspended from the NFL.

A jury found later found Marshall not guilty of misdemeanor battery against Watley.