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Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

Posted on: April 24, 2011 1:47 pm
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Marshall Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Earlier today we told you about the latest soap opera installment in the career of Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib, who apparently will be released by Tampa Bay when the NFL reopens for business.

While Talib (charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon) and Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall – who allegedly was stabbed by his wife late Friday night – both could be labeled as “troubled players,” Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald doesn’t believe Marshall will suffer the same fate as Talib.

That means, though Marshall hasn’t always been a model teammate or representative of the NFL – he’s had quite a few domestic disturbance issues during his last stop in Denver – the Dolphins aren’t looking to get rid of him at this point.

Writes Salguero in rather frank terms:

“And this is supposed to surprise me how?” a Dolphins player texted Saturday morning when told of what happened to the Miami wide receiver.

Understand that Marshall is the alleged victim here. He did not stab anyone. He was stabbed. So the Dolphins – unable to contact him directly because of the NFL lockout –  let their player know they fully support him and want the best for him by sending him well wishes.

But despite the strong support, the Dolphins are wary of Marshall’s issues and worried about his future.

They don’t know all the facts of Friday’s domestic-violence incident. They don’t know how the whole episode began. And they do know Marshall’s history.

And that’s where the concern is born.

Adding to the Dolphins’ concern is that Marshall will be in the second year of a five-year deal worth $47.3 million ($12.5 million of that was guaranteed, and the Dolphins also gave up two second-round picks to acquire him). And though he’s been clean for the last year in Miami and though he might not be at fault for this latest incident (his wife, however, told police she stabbed him in self-defense), it’s clear that Marshall still has plenty of issues in his life.

For now, though, the Dolphins will plan on keeping Marshall around. But that’s also not completely guaranteed if the club, as it continues to collect the facts about what happened this weekend, feels like it has a solid reason not to do so.

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Since: Sep 27, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2011 7:54 pm
 

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

Adding to the Dolphins’ concern is that Marshall will be in the second year of a five-year deal worth $47.3 million ($12.5 million of that was guaranteed, and the Dolphins also gave up two second-round picks to acquire him).

Stabbing aside, NFL owners have created a monster with signings like this contract. You cant really fault the Dolphins for the signing because if it wasn’t them it would have been another team. It hard for me to side with the owners argument when history is littered with suspect business decisions like the Marshall contract.

As far as the stabbing is concerned, no piece of tail feather is worth getting stabbed for at any time. If there is a child involved and a troubled history with this women then Marshall should have cut his loses, paid child support and fought through the courts for visitation or shared custody. Unfortunately Marshall may be tainted at this point. Not athletically, but mentally.

Peace.




Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: April 24, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

I can't see the Dolphins cutting Marshall now ,
they have way too much invested in him.
He will be with Miami at least one more year.
The comparison of Marshall and T.O. is way
off base though , as goofy as T.O. may be at times
I can't recall any off the field legal problems with him.
He may act like a idiot on the field and sidelines but
pretty much keeps his nose clean off the field.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 7:29 pm
 

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

He won't be released because of his talent and what the Dolphins invested in him. Why has Terrell Owens stuck in the league as long as he has? Or any prima donna athlete for that matter.

Not in this business.



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

This dude is a scumbag and no team should waste their time on him



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 6:53 pm
 

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

Somebody posted that "...the Dolphins knew of Marshall's proclivity to hit women" before they signed him, so why would they cut him now? I'll explain it to you. There is a difference in what you did in the past and doing it now, as a member of the Dolphins. We're all too familiar with the apoogetics who like to say "everybody makes mistakes, we're all human, and Marshall deserves a chance to change". We all know the drill. If an athlete with a "troubled" past goes six months without being jailed, he is proclaimed to be "rehabilitated, and a new man" (see Mike Vick). Marshall may in fact be a pure victim in this latest epsisode, and if that is the case, then he will remain with the Dolphins and continue his career in Miami. On the other hand, if he's punching women again, he's gone. Simple as that.



Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posted on: April 24, 2011 6:49 pm
 

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

They better not cut him. He is the victim, he was stabbed so why should he be cut? We gave up way too much for him and havent gotten out of him all we need to. I dont care about any athletes personal lives. What they do on the field is all that matters. We need to mind our own business and worry about our own lives! 



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

Marshall is leadintg the race for the "Ike Turner Lifetime Achievement" award. If he was thumping his baby mama again, he's out of Miami.



Since: Nov 26, 2010
Posted on: April 24, 2011 6:06 pm
 

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

Brandon Marshall is an arrogant, self-absorbed, selfish, uneducated moron. He's the same guy who when critiqued by Sterling Sharpe said that he had that Sharp was an "ok" player, but "nothing special". Well, just so happens that Sterling Sharpe was the FIRST player in NFL history to have 2 consecutive 100 reception seasons, went to 5 Pro-Bowls and would easily have been in the Hall of Fame had his career not been cut short by a neck injury. Even with that I strongly believe he should still be in the Hall anyway. Marshall isn't interested in public perception of him or his team and ultimately the Dolphins will have to make a very tough decision and release him. If not from this incident then later. It's not a matter of "if", but "when" with this guy.



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2011 5:33 pm
 

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

The guy should put aside his ego and get some help.  These tough guys think they can beat anything through sheer will.  While that machismo may work for fatigue and injuries, that denial does NOT work for matters of the brain.  He has nothing else to do during this lockout, so he should be strongly encouraged to seek the help of a medical professional.  As someone mentioned before, the next story may be a seriously violent crime or his obituary.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: April 24, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Dolphins not looking to release Marshall for now

Read the Miami Herald lately ? Marshall's behavior represents & fits Miami. A city where crime rates are soaring. He's perfect here.


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