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Disturbing details emerge of stabbing at Brandon Marshall’s house

Brandon Marshall

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall talks to reporters after a session of the NFL football team’s training camp in Davie, Fla., Sunday, July 31, 2011. Marshall said he was diagnosed earlier this year with borderline personality disorder, which has been known to stem from things such as unstable personal relationships, a negative self-image and a fear of failure. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)


Police decided not to charge Brandon Marshall’s wife Michi-Nogami Marshall for a domestic incident back on April 22 which she was arrested for.

The story was downplayed publicly by Marshall (understandable), but a group of unreleased incident reports uncovered Thursday paint a troubling scene of the day in question. Elgin Jones of the of the South Florida Times did the legwork and found the following details in the police report:

1. Nine police officers showed up on the scene. They found a “large pool of blood” in the foyer of the house and multiple trails of blood leading throughout the house.

2. Marshall had several clean cuts to his wrist and to his abdomen. Nogomi-Marshall had a bruise on her left check.

3. A bloody 13-inch kitchen knife was found laying next to a bloody magazine clip from a firearm on a table outside Marshall’s office. Blood was also found on a variety of clothing.

There are a lot more sad details here, but you get the idea. Marshall has since revealed in an emotional press conference that he has Borderline Personality Disorder.

Mental illness is nothing to joke about. We’ve seen some ridiculous and ignorant statements said about Marshall in the last two weeks, especially related to his how the illness will affect his football career.

The details in the police report indicate why Marshall and his wife have been kept apart by police, and why Marshall was so in need of treatment.

We hope Marshall can continue on his path to recovery and health. It’s rarely a straight path, and it’s never easy.