The authorities want to talk to Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall regarding the events that resulted in Marshall being stabbed last month by his wife. But Marshall has refused to cooperate.
Marshall’s lawyer says that Marshall will talk if and when the “no contact” order imposed against his wife last month is dropped.
“Brandon didn’t ask for the no contact order, has never felt threatened by his wife, and misses her,” Harvey Steinberg told Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “When [they] drop the no contact order he’ll be more than willing to sit down and discuss this matter, bringing some clarity to this unfortunate misunderstanding.”
If Marshall doesn’t talk, the charges against his wife could be dropped.
Apart from the “no contact” order, it’s possible that Marshall and Steinberg realize that anything Marshall says could spark separate legal issues, given that Michi Nogami-Marshall reportedly claimed that she stabbed her husband in self-defense. If that’s true, it’s possible that Marshall may have done something before getting stabbed that could cause him to face legal scrutiny.
Marshall, who reportedly claimed that he injured himself by falling on a lamp, also could land in hot water if he tells the police anything other than the full and complete truth. If he says nothing at all, there’s no way he can tell the authorities anything that isn’t true.