Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall has finally broken his silence about the night his wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall allegedly stabbed him in the abdomen.
“I can’t talk about the details of the incident because it’s still an open case, but I did talk to the state attorney’s office last month and the one thing I made clear was my wife did not stab me. She didn’t assault me. We were having a marital dispute that got heated, but it didn’t happen as reported,” Marshall told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
It’s Marshall’s first on-the-record comments to the media since the incident. Marshall only recently gave a statement to investigators about the incident.
Marshall played in 14 games for the Dolphins last year after being acquired from the Denver Broncos. Marshall had 86 receptions for 1,014 yards and three touchdowns in 2010. It was the first time since he became a full-time starter that he failed to record at least 100 catches.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, Marshall has been training hard during the lockout and weighs roughly 225 pounds, which is five pounds less than his official weight last year.
Marshall and the Dolphins hope he can have more 10-plus catch games and lead an offensive resurgence in Miami.