Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall underwent surgery last night after allegedly being stabbed by his wife with a kitchen knife, ESPN reported on its website, citing National Football League sources it didn’t identify.
Marshall’s wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, 26, was arrested in Miami on a domestic-violence charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to an arrest listing on the website of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, which provided no specific details on the incident. Bond was set at $7,500.
Marshall, 27, was taken to Broward General Hospital and had surgery for a stab wound to the stomach, ESPN said. No vital organs were pierced and doctors told him he will be fine in two to three weeks, ESPN said.
“We are aware of the reports and our thoughts are with Brandon at this time,” Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene said in a statement on the team’s website. “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.”
NFL owners declared a labor lockout on March 12 after failing to reach a collective bargaining agreement with the players, preventing both sides from having any contact.
Miami acquired Marshall, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, in a trade with the Denver Broncos in April 2010 for a pair of second-round draft picks. He led the Dolphins with 86 catches and 1,014 yards last season, while scoring three touchdowns.