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Report: Vontae Davis was hung over at practice

Posted on: November 6, 2011 7:06 pm
V. Davis apparently was hung over at practice last week (US Presswire).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis missed his team’s game Sunday, and earlier in the day, there were reports of a confrontation between Davis and receiver Brandon Marshall about Davis showing up late to a team meeting because he had been out late the night before.

Marshall apparently threw a football directly into Davis’ face. Then, Davis, who supposedly wanted to rip off Marshall’s head, had to be restrained by teammates.

According to the Miami Herald, the team believes Davis was drunk the night before the altercation and that he smelled like alcohol when he arrived hung-over at the team facility.

Coach Tony Sparano, after the team’s first win of the season, declined to elaborate on the reason why Davis wasn’t in uniform.

"I’m not going to get into any of that," coach Tony Sparano said. "You guys know that. Vontae is obviously not here. What goes on in those locker room doors will stay between me and Vontae.”

But when reporters approached Marshall, who caught eight passes for 106 yards and a score, he didn’t mind talking a bit more.

“Yeah, one of the reasons why we’re standing here with a W is because the guys in our locker room, we hold each other accountable," Marshall said. "Vontae is a special player. He’s one of the best players on our team. We look forward to getting Vontae back hopefully next week. We hold each other accountable and that’s why we’re a special group. Record doesn’t show it but hopefully next week we can put another win back to back."

According to, players were split on whether Marshall handled his altercation with Davis -- which supposedly included berating that Davis felt crossed the line -- in a way that was effective.

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Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:24 pm

Report: Vontae Davis was hung over at practice

I applaud Marshall for being a team leader in tough times in Dolphin Country.  He held David accountable by calling him out (perhaps a bit too brashly, but hopefully effectively), and then extended the olive branch to put the incident behind them.  That said-- what the ???? Dolphins!!!  Don't you know that you were in 1st place for the Andrew Luck sweepstakes?  Do you want Indy to get him???  So I guess what we're looking for is another decade of mediocrity wiith a turnstall at the QB position???  We need losses d.a.m.n.i.t!!  I think Davis had the right idea to come in hungover. As bad as the Colts are, I think we just lost our shot.  I curse Matt Moore and all the lucky throws he made yesterday.

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:24 pm

Report: Vontae Davis was hung over at practice

Maybe at your crummy 9 to 5 job it does.  When your at a job with actual responsibilities with people depending on you not so much. 

Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2011 11:50 am

Report: Vontae Davis was hung over at practice

Wow, someone showing up at work hungover. Like that doesn't happen at every business, corporation and company in the US. I don't see how this is news.

Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2011 11:38 am

Report: Vontae Davis was hung over at practice

One more thing, you can be replaced as you see we went into Arrowhead Stadium and won the game without you. So you better get your head out your ass and get it together. It was obvious on Sunday you are not needed. So show us what you got boy.

Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2011 11:34 am

Report: Vontae Davis was hung over at practice

Marshall said Vonte made a mistake, so true he is human. But we were 0-7 so the urgency of coming in and practicing hard and taking things seriously as they said they need to do is extremely important. The lack of being a professional and showing he doesn't give a shit about what is right is UNEXCEPTABLE. I am a Illini fan an all about hard work and keep your nose to the grind stone. Cmon he says he and Smith best tandum, lets prove this. Let's mature, work hard and start playing some ball or your future is going to go right down the gutter. Praying for ya Vonte.

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: November 7, 2011 11:29 am

Report: Vontae Davis was hung over at practice

Why can't Vontae wait until the end of the season? Stupid.

Since: Nov 5, 2011
Posted on: November 7, 2011 10:16 am
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Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: November 6, 2011 7:35 pm

Report: Vontae Davis was hung over at practice

Props to Marshall for still giving a s--- and showing some pride in his team the responsibilities they have as a unit. Davis obviously didn't get the memo. That being said they won today so keep Davis' ass on the bench they appear to play better with him their.

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