Former Miami Hurricanes QB Robert Marve Pleads Guilty to Domestic Violence Charge, Gets Probation - NBC 6 South Florida
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Former Miami Hurricanes QB Robert Marve Pleads Guilty to Domestic Violence Charge, Gets Probation

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    MIAMI - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Robert Marve #9 of the Miami Hurricanes looks for room to run while taking on the Virginia Tech Hokies at Dolphin Stadium on November 13, 2008 in Miami, Florida. Miami defeated Virginia Tech 16-14. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

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    • Marve’s attorney had previously told the station that the couple was in a “very volatile, physical and sexual relationship”

    A former University of Miami quarterback will spend the next few years on probation after pleading guilty to domestic violence charges against his ex-girlfriend.

    Robert Marve, who spent two seasons with the Hurricanes in 2007 and 2008 before transferring, entered the plea in a Tampa courtroom on Monday and was sentenced to three years of probation for charges that included false imprisonment.

    According to NBC affiliate WFLA-TV, police say Marve punched Channing Torres in the face and body on purpose during an incident in May of 2018 – leaving Torres with bruises to her face and upper body.

    During the incident, Marve allegedly grabbed a knife and pressed it against his own arm before telling Torres that one of them was “not making it out of there.”

    Marve’s attorney had previously told the station that the couple was in a “very volatile, physical and sexual relationship” that included unconventional conduct with some elements that were “fairly violent.”

    Named the top high school player in Florida as a senior, Marve redshirted his first season with the ‘Canes before going 6-5 as the starter in 2008. After being suspended for the team’s bowl game, he announced his decision to transfer before ending up at Purdue University.

    Marve spent four seasons with the Boilermakers and one season in the Canadian Football League before announcing his retirement from football in 2015.

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