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More Information Revealed Surrounding Marshall Stabbing

After Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall was admitted to the Broward County General Hospital for a stab wound to the stomach, Miami Dolphins Nation has gone ablaze with many questions as to what would happen to Marshall. Will he still remain with the Dolphins? Is he going to be fully recovered?

Well, Marshall will be fully recovered in 2-3 weeks say doctors, despite multiple hand injuries that have just recently been reported. To a receiver, a hand injury may skyrocket from just a simple injury to a major one, but with the lockout in full bore, Marshall should have plenty of time to get his hands back to 100%.

The bigger question posed at the moment though is whether Marshall will remain with the team or not. Marshall has had a long history of trouble in his time in the League, including a domestic assault on his then girlfriend, back in his Denver Bronco days. To thicken the plot, the Dolphins have a clause in Marshall’s contract that gives the team an option on the rest of the four years on his contract, and the $40.5 owed to him. You see, many thought that Marshall’s contract was simply a 5 year, $50 million contract, with $24 of that guaranteed. Well, that was not the case, as it was really only a one year, $9.5 million contract, with an option on the rest of it.

The Dolphins had until April 2, 2011 to make up their mind on whether or not Marshall was worth the “trouble”, or until 30 days of the new NFL year, which has not started yet. So until the lockout is put to a stop, the Dolphins then have an extra 30 days to make a decision on Marshall. This puts them in a favorable position to gather all of the information that they need to make the best decision possible on Marshall’s future in Miami. His wife has posted the $7,500 bond to make bail, and is ruled in this case as the assailant, and Marshall is the victim. The hand wounds only further this theory. So while Marshall has a history of domestic violence, and Michi Marshall is declaring her actions were only in self-defense, Marshall should not be in any severe trouble with the law or the league.

Despite what some say, not keeping Marshall would just be ridiculous, and add yet another hole to the impotent offense that the Dolphins put out on the field last year. While there may be more news broken over the next couple of days/weeks/months, don’t expect Marshall to go anywhere. This team traded two second round picks for his services, and don’t look for them to forget that. With this team, draft picks mean more than money.


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