Published April 23, 2011
MIAMI – The wife of Brandon Marshall stabbed him with a kitchen knife, sheriff's deputies said Saturday, and his publicist said the Miami Dolphins receiver was released from a hospital and would fully recover.
Michi Nogami-Marshall, 26, was arrested Friday evening and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. According to a Broward County Sheriff's Office arrest report, Nogami-Marshall told officers she was defending herself. Marshall had earlier told officers he slipped and fell onto a broken glass vase, but the officers noted that evidence at the couple's home didn't substantiate that claim.
Nogami-Marshall was released from jail Saturday on $7,500 bail. It was unclear if she had an attorney.
"This is a very difficult time for Brandon and his family," said Marshall's Denver-based attorney, Harvey Steinberg. "Thankfully he's going to be fine and be completely recovered with no ill effects of the situation. We're just hoping people respect his privacy."
Marshall's publicist, Denise White, tweeted that he was released from a hospital Saturday.
The NFL lockout restricts team contact with players. However, a team doctor for the Dolphins can see Marshall and consult with Marshall's other doctors, and the team can express appropriate well wishes, said NFL spokesman Greg Aiello.
Marshall married Michi Nogami in Miami last July. They met while both were students at Central Florida. They live in Southwest Ranches, which is near the Dolphins' complex in Davie.
A year ago last week, Marshall, 27, was traded to the Dolphins by the Denver Broncos for two second-round draft picks. In Denver, he caught at least 100 passes three consecutive years and twice made the Pro Bowl. Yet he wore out his welcome, in part because of a long legal record.
In March 2009, Marshall was arrested in Atlanta on misdemeanor battery charges stemming from a fight with Nogami-Marshall, who was his fiancee at the time. The charges were dropped when both refused to testify.
Marshall was also involved in a New Year's Eve fight that led to the 2007 drive-by slaying of Broncos teammate Darrent Williams.