A report by the Broward Sheriff’s Office says Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall was briefly handcuffed and detained while deputies investigated a misunderstanding about a $142 cab fare.
Marshall eventually paid the fare and was released without being charged.
The incident, first reported by the South Florida Times, occurred early Nov. 14, barely 12 hours after a Dolphins’ home victory over Washington. When a taxi driver summoned deputies shortly before 7 a.m., Marshall was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car while deputies questioned those involved.
Marshall said he had wanted to go home, but his driver had a thick accent and they had difficulty understanding each other, according to deputies.
This incident was the latest in a string of strange ones for Marshall. In early November, Marshall and teammate Vontae Davis were involved in a confrontation.
In October, prior to the Monday Night Football game against the Jets, Marshall said it was his goal to get ejected by halftime.
During the offseason, Marshall involved in a series of domestic disputes with his wife, Michi Mogami-Marshall. She was arrested and charged with aggravated battery after allegedly stabbing the Dolphins wide receiver in the abdomen. He would later say that his wife didn’t stab him.
“Like any young couple we have issues and hope to work through it. But it’s hard to pick up the pieces and try to move forward with the distance that the situation has created. I’m hopeful that we can move forward because I love my wife.”
Marshall, who suffers from borderline personality disorder, spoke openly about his issues in October during a speaking engagement at Harvard.
“I was reading something in Worth magazine and it was saying how educators are worried about high-performing students, because you guys are terrified of criticism,” Marshall said. “You guys are afraid to admit a mistake. I thought about that and I thought about how it pertains to my life and how I make a living, and I thought, ‘Wow, that may be true.’ … That pressure can sometimes weigh us down to the point where it destroys us. My mission is to use my story to inspire other to get help and don’t be ashamed about it.”