Report: Dolphins thought Vontae Davis was hung over at practice

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The report that Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis was left home for Sunday’s game after getting into a scrap with receiver Brandon Marshall caused many to wonder why it was Davis and not Marshall who was left behind.

The latest from Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald sheds some light on the situation.

Per Salguero, the Dolphins “believe Davis was drunk the night before the practice to which he was late.”  Salguero also reports that, when Davis showed up, “Davis had the smell of alcohol and was suffering from an apparent hangover.”

Jay Glazer of FOX reported earlier today that, when Marshall and Davis argued at practice, Marshall spiked a football off the head of Davis.

“[O]ne of the reasons why we’re standing here with a W is because the guys in our locker room, we hold each other accountable,” Marshall said after the unexpected blowout of the Chiefs.  “Vontae is a special player.  He’s one of the best players on our team.  We look forward to getting Vontae back hopefully next week.  We hold each other accountable and that’s why we’re a special group.  Record doesn’t show it but hopefully next week we can put another win back  to back.”

And so even more stunning that the fact that the Dolphins won today is that Marshall suddenly comes off as the voice of reason.

14 responses to “Report: Dolphins thought Vontae Davis was hung over at practice

  1. (non troll-talk): it’s pretty convenient for this to come out after their win. i wonder if they are wondering whether or not they could have more to “suck for luck”. the colts are popping the bubbly now.

  2. I admire the Dolphins passion. Most of you posters never played boys club ball, all you can do it hate.

  3. Six or seven figure salary and he shows up hung over. Has Brandon Marshall lecturing us about accountability…..idiot!

  4. Marshall has played well since the time he threatened to get ejected… only if he had a better QB… so indi is the frontrunner now for suck for luck?

  5. Slim Charles says:
    Nov 6, 2011 7:26 PM
    Uh, I think we’ve all been guilty of this. Not judging him.


    Yes, we’ve probably all shown up to work nursing a hangover once or twice, but then again most of us aren’t being paid millions of dollars to keep our bodies in top physical shape and play football professionally every Sunday. These guys have months during the off-season to party all they want, they know the practice schedule well in advance, there really is no excuse to show up hungover. It’s not a moral judgment about him being hung over, it’s a professional judgment about a guy who let a hangover get in the way of doing the job he is being paid to do.

  6. Wait, what did BM just say? Who holds Mr. Borderline personality with the Psycho ex accountable? The situation is worse than I thought down there when BM is the voice of reason. Tell Andrew and Oliver to go ahead and register for Fall classes.

  7. Vontae should have hit the steam room and sauna when he woke up. He should know that by now.

    What i really want to know is why BM spiked the ball on VD.

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