Marshall’s wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, 26, was arrested Friday night 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 that he slipped and fell on a broken glass vase, but the officers noted that evidence at the couple’s home did not substantiate the claim.
Nogami-Marshall was released from jail Saturday on $7,500 bail. It was unclear if she had a lawyer.
“This is a very difficult time for Brandon and family; thankfully, he will make a full recovery,” Marshall’s agent, Kennard McGuire, said in a statement.
The 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 Greg Aiello, a spokesman for the league.
Marshall married Michi Nogami in Miami in July. They met while they were students at Central Florida. They live in Southwest Ranches, near the Dolphins’ complex in Davie.
A year ago last week, Marshall, 27, was traded to the Dolphins by the for two second-round draft picks. In Denver, he caught at least 100 passes in three consecutive seasons 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 fiancée at the time. The charges were dropped when they refused to testify.
Marshall was also involved in a fight in Denver that led to the drive-by killing of his Broncos teammate Darrent Williams on Jan. 1, 2007.