No Charges Against Brandon Marshall's Wife

Michi Nogami-Marshall won't face charges after she told deputies she stabbed Dolphins wide receiver

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    Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall's wife confessed to stabbing him with a kitchen knife Friday night during a domestic dispute. (Published Saturday, Apr 23, 2011)

    Brandon Marshall is ready for some football, and now that's all he has to worry about.

    The Broward State Attorney's Office has declined to press charges against his wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, who was accused of stabbing the Miami Dolphins wide receiver at their home on April 23.

    Marshall Stabbing 911 Call

    [MI] Marshall Stabbing 911 Call
    The brief 911 call made by Dolphins star Brandon Marshall's wife around the time she allegedly stabbed him was released by police Monday. (Published Monday, Apr 25, 2011)

    Marshall, who signed with Miami last year, was taken to the hospital with a stab wound to the abdomen, but was not cooperative with police or prosecutors about the incident.

    Nogami-Marshall, 26, was originally arrested on aggravated battery charges and then arrested again a few months later for violating her pre-trial release conditions by being at the couple's home.

    Marshall avoided talking to authorities for months before finally giving a sworn statement about the incident earlier this month. He told prosecutors he slipped and fell on some broken glass and that's how he got the stab wound.

    Marshall did not elaborate on what else happened that night.

    Nogami-Marshall initially told Broward Sheriff's Office deputies who arrived at the couple's home the night of the incident that she stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife in self-defense, according to an arrest report

    Detectives said they found no glass with blood on it in the Southwest Ranches home, but without a sworn statement supporting a battery charge, prosecutors said they had to back down.

    "Given the conflicting evidence, the state is unable to file charges," a statement read.