Brandon Marshall was briefly detained over $142 cab fare

AP

Dolphins wideout Brandon Marshall was briefly handcuffed and detained by cops in mid-November after he was accused of trying to ditch a $142 cab fare.

Elgin Jones of the South Florida Times has the details about a story which is ultimately more odd than meaningful.

“He didn’t know where he wanted to go,” Marshall’s cab driver said. “When I woke him up and told him he had to pay, he said he wasn’t and started arguing for me to take him home.”

At one point, Marshall jumped out of the cab he was in and left in another cab. Authorities were called and eventually Marshall paid the fare and apologized to both drivers.

Marshall and his agent blamed the misunderstanding on not being able to understand the cab driver’s accent.  You know, that old excuse.

36 responses to “Brandon Marshall was briefly detained over $142 cab fare

  1. Why was it $142?

    Anyway, we all give players a LOT of poop for not taking cabs, so give credit there. Gotta pay the tab though, Brandon.

  2. Sounds to me like the cabbie engaged in some shenanigans.

    How do you rack up a $142 dollar cab fare? Marshall probably fell asleep in the cab and the cabbie waited until the fare was high enough to make his night before he woke him up.

    Marshall, who we already know has issues, was at least somewhat justifiably angry when he found out what happened.

    His reaction was inappropriate, but he gets credit for a) not driving drunk and b) eventually working the situation out.

  3. Brandon Marshall is too dumb to be a criminal! He’s not that good of a reciever either. He is a faster version of Ornde Gadsen. Marshall is worth about half of what he makes. If Marshall can stay out of jail, improves his red zone production and remains quiet in the locker room, I would bring him back. Failing my test would earn him a trade.

    The Dolphins can’t sell out the Raiders game so they are giving tickets away to season ticket holders again. So much for trying to sell your ticketsagsin this week! Man I want to beat the Raiders in the worst way! Go Dolphins!

  4. All that money and he tries to stiff a cab driver?
    Does this guy have a serious brain disease? Is $142 worth looking like a loon? Must be.

  5. Its not like, he doesn’t have the money. This guy is gonna Ruin his own career, soon. Its sad. Such a Talent. Pay the cabbie. That’s a dope fiend move.

  6. At least he didn’t drive drunk. Issue should have been avoided, but stuff happens when you’ve been drinking.

    I’m sure that the impending group of self-righteous NFL fans that are going to rip on this guy know nothing about that though.

  7. realitypolice says: Dec 1, 2011 10:28 AM

    Sounds to me like the cabbie engaged in some shenanigans.

    How do you rack up a $142 dollar cab fare? Marshall probably fell asleep in the cab and the cabbie waited until the fare was high enough to make his night before he woke him up.

    Marshall, who we already know has issues, was at least somewhat justifiably angry when he found out what happened.

    His reaction was inappropriate, but he gets credit for a) not driving drunk and b) eventually working the situation out.
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    How do you rack up a $142 cab fare, really, where do you live, Palookaville?

    Another thing, how in God’s name did you manage to come up with that scenario?

  8. Marshall is not a faster version of Oronde Gadsden. Oronde had velcro hands and usually went down where he caught the ball. Marshall is pretty much the exact opposite.

  9. Why would he need to jump into another cab to go home? Doesn’t make sense the cabbie wanted him to pay but wouldn’t even take him home. I smell a rat…

  10. I met him at the KC airport after they played the Chiefs and he seemed to be a very nice and modest guy. Hell at first I didn’t know who he was and he didn’t offer, then I realized who was. He actually seemed embarrased to be recognized.

  11. This article is scewed from the original. He told the cab driver to take him home, went to sleep and woke up at the airport. He said he wanted to go home and the guy started arguing with him in broken english, brandon said he had to use the bathroom, went inside and did so then snuck out to another cab. The cab driver heard through radio marshall hadn’t paid and instead of home drove him to contact police.

  12. As a lifelong Bronco fan, I am glad to be rid of the Brandon Marshall drama. And although he always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, this situation would be difficult for any of us to accept.

    After reading the police report, it appears that BM was at Dansby’s birthday party and took a cab afterwards. Marshall told the cab driver to take him to Southwest Ranches (where he lives). Apparently the cab driver thought he said Southwest Airlines. So BM falls asleep and wakes up at the airport with a $142 bill.

    I think most of us would have a problem paying that and then asking him to take you to your original destination and paying again simply because the driver took you to the wrong place. All stereotypes about cab drivers and the English language aside, this one seems to be on the cabbie.

    But just walking away isn’t the answer although better than how Marshall typically resolves conflicts.

    On a side note, the report also stated that alcohol was not involved. I find it hard to believe that after leaving a party at 4 am, passing out in a cab, and waking up in an airport wasn’t a little alcohol related. Just a little.

  13. realitypolice says:Dec 1, 2011 10:28 AM

    Sounds to me like the cabbie engaged in some shenanigans.

    How do you rack up a $142 dollar cab fare? Marshall probably fell asleep in the cab and the cabbie waited until the fare was high enough to make his night before he woke him up.

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    Here is a little ‘reality’ for you mr. realitypolice, according to the taxifarefinder website, from the hotel he was staying at to his home, the fare would be $80, not counting for a tip. According to the report, he traveled to the Miami Airport then to the Fort Lauderdale Airport, that trip is $103 basaed on milage alone. That does not include waiting time, tolls and other charges.
    So $142 seems to be in line.

    Here is a bit more reality, even if the cab driver drove a few miles of his way for a few extra dollars, Brandon Marshall had evaded the cab fare under the false impression of having to use the bathroom and he proceed to walk out another exit and enter another cab.

    Just because he did one right thing (taking a cab instead of drunk driving) that does not excuse the wrong actions afterwards.

  14. His “borderline personality disorder” diagnosis, as ridiculous as it is, will probably get him out of a lot of trouble.

    His long history with the law notwithstanding, he is a wonderful human being, one of the NFL’s best.

    Where do you think he’ll end up, on the cover of Madden 2013 or on Saints Row IV?

  15. righteous cabbie bros can pucker up. I don’t know what happened here, but the scenario of driving a sleeping/passed out passenger around IS NOT UNCOMMON. I have pretended I didn’t know my way around just to bust cabbies who would exploit it. Just because the majority would not, doesn’t make it a possibility.

  16. Sentenced……nice choice of words…..

    Who is making a joke?, it’s sad, really, it is..

    That said, hide your family if you live near him…….

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