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Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

Posted on: April 24, 2011 1:47 pm
Marshall Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Earlier today we told you about the latest soap opera installment in the career of Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib, who apparently will be released by Tampa Bay when the NFL reopens for business.

While Talib (charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon) and Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall – who allegedly was stabbed by his wife late Friday night – both could be labeled as “troubled players,” Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald doesn’t believe Marshall will suffer the same fate as Talib.

That means, though Marshall hasn’t always been a model teammate or representative of the NFL – he’s had quite a few domestic disturbance issues during his last stop in Denver – the Dolphins aren’t looking to get rid of him at this point.

Writes Salguero in rather frank terms:

“And this is supposed to surprise me how?” a Dolphins player texted Saturday morning when told of what happened to the Miami wide receiver.

Understand that Marshall is the alleged victim here. He did not stab anyone. He was stabbed. So the Dolphins – unable to contact him directly because of the NFL lockout –  let their player know they fully support him and want the best for him by sending him well wishes.

But despite the strong support, the Dolphins are wary of Marshall’s issues and worried about his future.

They don’t know all the facts of Friday’s domestic-violence incident. They don’t know how the whole episode began. And they do know Marshall’s history.

And that’s where the concern is born.

Adding to the Dolphins’ concern is that Marshall will be in the second year of a five-year deal worth $47.3 million ($12.5 million of that was guaranteed, and the Dolphins also gave up two second-round picks to acquire him). And though he’s been clean for the last year in Miami and though he might not be at fault for this latest incident (his wife, however, told police she stabbed him in self-defense), it’s clear that Marshall still has plenty of issues in his life.

For now, though, the Dolphins will plan on keeping Marshall around. But that’s also not completely guaranteed if the club, as it continues to collect the facts about what happened this weekend, feels like it has a solid reason not to do so.

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Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 3:03 pm

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

Its a damn shame what is happening with this guy.  On the field he could one the games best but his off the field antics is ruining his image and his production on the field.  Just stay away from relationships Marshall cause evidently it's not working out for you.  Concentrate on your game and making yourself a better person and surrounding yourself with better people.  Like Bobby Bouche's momma said in the movie Waterboy, "Bobby girls are the devil"!!  Hahaha!!!  

Since: Apr 29, 2009
Posted on: April 26, 2011 1:34 pm

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

Keep drinking the caffeine nepatsfan - you make a lot of sense.

A team takes a youngster out of college - one that grew up on the streets - now all of a sudden he has tremendous amounts of cash to throw around and flash to his old street buddies.  Somethings going to happen (jealousy) and it's not good.

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: April 26, 2011 12:44 pm

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

Who knows what the true story is here, but before everyone jumps on the guilty by your past wagon, remember Marshall is the one that got stabbed. One needs to look no further than these stupid-ass so-called reality shows to see what type of woman goes after the men in pro-sports. Maybe not all of these women, but alot of these women only care about MONEY period. They want the cash so they can get their nails & hair done on a daily basis so they look good at the clubs or driving their 100K sports cars.
If Marshall was cheating on his wife, which is quite possible in the real world, not just the pro-sports world, who really cares? It may be immoral, but it does NOT give his wife the right to stab him. If this situation was reversed, imagine the outcry than.
I don't know Marshall personally, like a million others on these boards all the info I have is what's in his past.
Still in a case like this, I most definately will give him the benefit of the doubt because he was the one that was stabbed.
So many males on these boards would be taking full advantage of the wild life that is possible when one makes it to the million dollar club of professional athletics and that's a fact, still most like to lay back and be judgemental hypocrites.
All one has to do to see what the nightlife in our big cities offers is turn on any of these utterly disturbing so-called reality shows.
With the way our country is going in twenty years we could have that whore "Snookie" or that idiot the "Situation" as our countries President.
It disturbs me that I even know who those losers are, but what's more disturbing is that alot of todays US citizens in their twenties and thirties actually think that those losers are kool.
So when one looks at what's popular in today's society for entertainment, it's hard to get to worked up about the partying lifestyle of some of the million dollar athletes; because they actually have some talent that got them to where they are.
They are not just some 5 minutes of fame jabroni who's famous for acting like a whore or trying to be mr. GQ toughguy for the tv camera.
Now I don't excuse bad judgements, they are what they are, but alot of today's US society seems to love and promote the wildlife, so how can we be shocked when the wildlife comes back to bite anyone on the ass? Look around, it's what's being promoted and acted out in this whole country. Sad but true and more stories will follow.
It's easy to sit back and judge when you can't do something, but if you were afforded the opportunity, would all of your choices be wise grasshopper?
Seems alot easier to put ones self in a bad situation these days, just ask Big Ben.
I dedicate the above ramble to caffiene and boredom.

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2011 9:22 am

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

you dont need to be a thug the be stabbed by someone
You don't need to...but it helps.

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:51 pm

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

The Dolphins cannot afford to lose 2 great recievers in 2 years!!! First Tedd Ginn Jr, now Marshall?!!!! Too bad Dez Bryant's Momma is a crackhead, they might have gotten a decent reciever. 

Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 7:30 pm

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

you dont need to be a thug the be stabbed by someone. so many haters its insane.

and miami would be effing retarded to cut him. the fact that we dont have a 2nd rd pick in this draft is hurting us nasty

Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: April 25, 2011 6:19 pm

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

I agree Miami will keep this thug because they have no class they could care less what he does as he is too good to be cut by them.
Investment 2 second round picks means he can slap a women around twice plus have multiple behavioral issues I mean after all it's Miami the owners are losers and don't care about character. Why else would they just jump on getting him? Because they could care less about his past or present off the field antics because he is a very good wide receiver and if he produces on Sunday that is good enough for them.  


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