Brandon Marshall's life in perpetual chaos

April, 23, 2011
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The Miami Dolphins traded two second-round draft choices for wide receiver Brandon Marshall last year and gave him a four-year, $47.5 million contract extension.

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Mark J. Rebilas/US PresswireMiami traded two second-round picks to acquire receiver Brandon Marshall from Denver last year.
Two days ago, Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland, speaking about the disadvantage of not having a second-round pick next week, said the exchange was worth the hassle.

"Yeah, you wish you had it, for sure," Ireland said, "but I know I got a great player out of it, too. So last year that was the right thing to do, and I'm glad we got the player."

I wonder if Ireland is rethinking that stance.

Marshall's ongoing off-field drama continued Friday, when his wife allegedly stabbed him in the stomach. Marshall had surgery at Broward General Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and was expected to make a full recovery.

His wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, was arrested for domestic aggravated battery with a deadly weapon -- a kitchen knife. She admitted to the stabbing and claimed it was in self-defense. She was released on bond Saturday afternoon.

Marshall's problems are incredible. He has cheated death at least twice.

Sports Illustrated recently reviewed the murder of Denver Broncos teammate Darrent Williams on New Year's Day, 2007. The in-depth narrative called Marshall the shooter's target and depicted him as an evasive witness.

Much of his issues stem from relationships with women.

An ESPN investigation for "Outside the Lines" in 2009 (video clip below) found Marshall had been involved in seven cases of alleged domestic violence in three states and Puerto Rico. The report featured 911 calls from multiple women, arrest reports and mug shots.

He was arrested for disorderly conduct after a domestic dispute with Nogami-Marshall, then his fiancée, in 2009. The police officer reported seeing them "engaged in a fight, kicking and punching each other." The charges were dismissed.

Thirteen months later, they were married. Marshall said his relationship with Nogami-Marshall, a psychology major at Central Florida, had changed him.

"She is turning my life around," Marshall told Miami Herald writer Michelle Kaufman in April 2010. "I am a very passionate, emotional person, and she is teaching me to channel that. My life is so much calmer now."

Other charges in Marshall's past include assaulting an off-duty police officer while at Central Florida and DUI.

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