Update: Former UCF Knight Brandon Marshall stabbed, released from ICU
Published: Saturday, April 23, 2011
Updated: Sunday, April 24, 2011 16:04
Miami Dolphins wide receiver and UCF alumnus, Brandon Marshall, was stabbed late Friday night, according to ESPN.com reports.
Marshall, a two-time Pro Bowler, was treated at the intensive care unit at Broward General Hospital, where he underwent abdominal surgery and should recover within two to three weeks. According to a tweet by Marshall's publicist, Denise White, Marshall was released Saturday afternoon.
"He has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery," White said.
ESPN.com is reporting that his release was against the wishes of the doctors, but Marshall felt well enough to leave.
The Future has also confirmed that Marshall's wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, 26, has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in relation to the stabbing. Nogami-Marshall was released on $7,500 bond Saturday afternoon.
The wife of the former UCF great stabbed him in the abdomen once in self-defense, according to the police report.
The police report also indicates that Marshall initially told police he slipped and fell onto a broken glass vase, but police found no blood or evidence to support that statement and said both Marshall and his wife were uncooperative.
A statement has been released by Marshall's agents Kennard McGuire and Harvey Steinberg in regards to the issue.
"This is a very difficult time for Brandon and family, thankfully he will make a full recovery," McGuire and Steinberg said. "We simply ask that his privacy is respected."
The Future reached out to Rayshon Williams, UCF football signee and cousin of Marshall, who will enroll in classes this summer.
"I don't know anything that happened," Williams said.
The Future also tried contacting former UCF teammate and longtime friend of Marshall, Mike Sims-Walker, but he declined comment.
Marshall has his own history of arrests including drunken driving, disorderly conduct and domestic issues. The first of those dates back to an incident at Denny's while attending UCF.
Marshall was recently spotted Apr. 16 on campus at UCF's annual spring game at Bright House Networks Stadium, signing autographs and taking photos with fans.