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Brandon Marshall detained for not paying cab fare

Posted on: December 1, 2011 9:12 am
Edited on: December 1, 2011 9:16 am
 
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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Comments

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Brandon Marshall detained for not paying cab fare

I wouldn't have paid the fare either. If you want to live in America, THEN SPEAK,WRITE AND UNDERSTAND ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Brandon Marshall detained for not paying cab fare

Heavy accent?  Cabbie probably couldn't speak or understand English.  He took Marshall to the airport and not home so why should he get paid anything? 





Since: May 6, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Brandon Marshall detained for not paying cab fare

i dont blame marshall , i wouldnt pay the tab either if the driver took me to the wrong place



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Brandon Marshall detained for not paying cab fare

Brandumb Mushall plays drunk. Just watch him try to stumble down a sideline without tripping out of bounds.<br />




Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Brandon Marshall detained for not paying cab fare

Please tell me that you are not that ignorent!





Since: Sep 23, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Brandon Marshall detained for not paying cab fare

CBS, you racist!
Look at the caption: "He ended up at tha airport"




Since: Nov 14, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Brandon Marshall detained for not paying cab fare

It just seem trouble always finds this guy no matter how little or big the situation is. I know it's a minor issue and it was resolved but man come on the kind of money you make why would you even debate over $142.00. Just pay it and be done with it because you don't need the headline or the hassel. He cop could have been a jerk and just took him to jail over the nonsense. Some players just like the attention and the drama and it will just never stop until their career is over. Marshall is very talented and I would like to see what he can do a real football team where he will have to perform and he isn't the center of attendtion and there are other talented players around him. But Marshall do your thing and just go out on suday and just make plays and help your current team win.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Brandon Marshall detained for not paying cab fare

If you've Never been to Miami, you wouldn't understand. I actually believe Marshall in this case. I'm even more surprised he was able to Speak to a cabbie from the airport!! All Hatian and Dominican. Playin Dominos 24/7!




Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:33 pm
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Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Brandon Marshall detained for not paying cab fare

I beg to differ. He has been in the news latel, but for good reasons. Not only has he been playing extremely well the past month but he rightfully so put his own bonehead teamate in place for coming to practice hungover (while they were  0-? he threw a football in his face from point blank). So you really cant be more off in your starting statements. Don't stir the pot cause for now he has turned his somewhat around and Dolphin fans are enjoying it. So beat it stroke. 


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