|Marshall just wanted to go home. He ended up at tha airport. (US PRESSWIRE)|
Posted by Ryan Wilson
Brandon Marshall has made more news off the field in recent months than anything he's accomplished during the Dolphins' 3-8 season. The latest: on November 14, hours after the Dolphins defeated the Redskins, Marshall found himself handcuffed in the back of a patrol car after a cab driver accused the wide receiver of refusing to pay his $142 cab fare.
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.
There was a happy ending, however: no one was arrested, Marshall paid his fare, and everybody shook hands. (You can watch the CBSMiami.com news report here.)
One of the most physically imposing wide receivers in the NFL, Marshall has 59 receptions for 850 yards and three touchdowns this season. In the right system, he's a game-changer, and those game-changing skills make it easier to overlook the off-field silliness. In the scheme of things, Marshall's wild (cab) ride sounds like an innocuous mistake. But trouble does seem to find the man.
In April, Marshall ended up in the hospital after his wife was accused of stabbing him. Several months later, he revealed that he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Back in 2008, when he was still with the Broncos, Marshall said he slipped while wrestling and fell through a television set at his home, cutting his right forearm. He later admitted that his right hand was numb during the 2008 season.
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