Brandon Marshall, 27, Dolphins Pro Bowl receiver was stabbed with a knife Friday 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, 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.
Marshall’s wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, 26, was arrested Friday by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and a league source confirmed to Schefter that the arrest was in connection with the stabbing. Bond was set at $7,500 and Nogami-Marshall remained in jail Saturday.
Marshall’s wife, Michi, has admitted to stabbing her husband with a kitchen knife. She claims that the act was committed in self-defense.
There are reports that Marshall is claiming he slipped and fell on a vase. (Doctors have determined that Marshall was stabbed.) ESPN reports that Marshall was driven to the hospital in a car.
According to Broward County Sheriff’s public information officer Veda Coleman-Wright, Nogami-Marshall was arrested at the couple’s home. Nogami-Marshall did not drive Marshall to the hospital, according to police, but it was not clear who did or who called 911.
Marshall became engaged to Nogami-Campbell while in Hawaii for the 2009 Pro Bowl. Weeks after the engagement, according to police, the couple was seen hitting and kicking each other outside Marshall’s Atlanta condominium.