Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall was stabbed on Friday, and the main suspect is his wife, according to a police report.
Marshall’s wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, is accused of stabbing the talented receiver with a kitchen knife on Friday, the Associated Press reports. She has been arrested on a domestic violence charge. Bond was set at $7,500, and she remained in jail Saturday.
According to the police report, Nogami-Marshall, said she stabbed her husband in self-defense. The same report says Marshall initially told police he slipped and fell on a broken glass vase, but police found no blood near the area of the broken vase.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that Marshall was admitted to the intensive care unit of a local hospital. His agent, Kennard McGuire, said in a statement that Marshall will make a full recovery. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that no vital organs were pierced.
“This is a very difficult time for Brandon and his family, thankfully he will make a full recovery, said McGuire, according to the South Florida Sun Seninel. “We simply ask during this time we respect his privacy.”
A Dolphins spokesman told the Associated Press that the organization is unable to contact Marshall because of the NFL lockout.
The team released a statement on their website saying: “We are aware of the reports and our thoughts are with Brandon at this time. We will look into the manner, but because we are not allowed to have any contact with any of our players, we will refrain from making any further comment.”
Mike-Sims Walker, who played with Marshall for the Dolphins tweeted: “Brandon will be ok and is in good spirits preciate the prayers and concerns!”
-With Associated Press