Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall spent part of Saturday in the intensive care unit of a hospital after his wife stabbed him in the abdomen with a kitchen knife at their Florida home on Friday night.
Michi Nogami-Marshall, 26, told authorities from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office that she stabbed her husband “out of self-defense,” according to a sheriff’s office arrest report. Police charged her with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Marshall was taken to the hospital, where he was released Saturday afternoon. A source said Marshall, 27, is “physically fine,” downplaying the significance of his wounds. The stabbing didn’t injure any of Marshall’s vital organs, the source said.
Police booked Nagomi-Marshall at the Broward County main jail, where she was released after posting a $7,500 bond.
This is the second domestic dispute between Marshall and his wife that resulted in an arrest. Marshall was arrested in March 2009 after a dispute with his wife, then his fiancée.
After the latest incident Marshall told authorities that he’d been injured when he slipped and fell into a broken vase. Police found no blood near the broken glass. Police arrested Marshall’s wife because authorities concluded she had been “the aggressor” in a dispute between her and her husband, the source said. After Nagomi-Marshall was placed under arrest, she admitted to the stabbing.
The Dolphins initially weren’t allowed official contact with Marshall given the rules of the NFL lockout but the league allowed the team to check in on his status.
Marshall signed a four-year contract worth $47.5 million after the Dolphins acquired him in a trade with Denver in April 2010.
The domestic dispute represents the latest in a long line of off-the-field woes for Marshall, a two-time Pro Bowl selection.
Marshall has been arrested at least six times since October 2004.
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