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Brandon Marshall speaks after cabbie controversy

Posted on: December 1, 2011 8:33 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

You should know by now that Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall was arrested recently after apparently refusing to pay a $142 cab fare.

As my colleague Ryan Wilson penned earlier today, “Apparently, Marshall asked to be taken home before falling asleep in the back of the cab. When the cabbie woke him up, they were at the airport. Marshall does not live at the airport. He got into another cab without paying the fare in the first one. When authorities arrived, Marshall blamed the first cab driver's thick accent on the misunderstanding.”

But it ended well. Marshall paid his tab, the two combatants went their separate ways and Marshall got to talk about it today with reporters. Which you can see in the video below.

With all of Marshall’s problems the past year or so (his wife apparently stabbing him, his revelation that he’s been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, etc.), it’s nice to see him retain his sense of humor today.

He opens the interview by telling reporters that they should check out the next episode of “Taxicub Confessions” because, in his words, “it’s hilarious.”

More Marshall via the Miami Herald: “I think the (cab driver) was a nice guy. I don’t think he was trying to take advantage of me. We ended up at two different airports. At the end of the day, he didn’t understand me and I didn’t understand him. We resolved it the best we could have.”

Marshall was in South Beach when he tried to take a cab to Southwest Ranches. Somehow, though, he said he ended up at Miami’s airport and then at the Fort Lauderdale airport. It’d be a funny story if the police hadn’t been involved.



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millcood
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:56 pm
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Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Brandon Marshall speaks after cabbie controversy

if the cab driver does not understand english, how does he drive a cab? 
Really? drg215 where are you from? Obviously not south Florida. Let go of the mouse and get outside...the cabbie probably saw that he had expensive luggage and/or jewelry and took advantage by driving around aimlessly for a few hours for a huge fare. I would've been pissed too.



Since: Sep 27, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:28 am
 

Brandon Marshall speaks after cabbie controversy

This guy is just paln DUMB!
 



Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2011 10:23 am
 

Brandon Marshall speaks after cabbie controversy

Apparently, "Southwest Ranches" is unfamiliar to the cab driver, but he darn sure knows "Southwest Airlines".  Evidently, Marshall slept well, as the trip from SoBo to MIA than to FLL and back would be around 2 hrs.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 9:12 am
 

Brandon Marshall speaks after cabbie controversy

if the cab driver does not understand english, how does he drive a cab?  i mean marshall can't be the only person he couldn't understand.  If he doesn't know the area well, why does he drive a cab?

If I were Marshall, I would not have paid the guy.  The cab driver should be fired.



Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2011 7:03 am
 

Brandon Marshall speaks after cabbie controversy

Did he fall asleep in the cab or pass out?



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 2:08 am
 

Brandon Marshall speaks after cabbie controversy

Some cabbie take me to 1 airport, then another airport and I was NOT trying to go to ANY AIRPORT and I have to PAY HIM?

What planet are they on?

I don't care how much money he makes, that is wrong.
I think I would have called police and had the cab driver charged with kidnapping


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