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Report: Phillip Merling arrested after domestic dispute

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A few days ago, we read a report that the starting left defensive end job in Miami was Phillip Merling’s to lose.

Well, here’s one way to lose it.

Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the third-year player was arrested Wednesday night after a domestic dispute with his pregnant girlfriend.

(UPDATE: Merling is in Broward County jail after an arrest for aggravated battery on a woman.)

Merling was part of Bill Parcells and Jeff Ireland’s first draft class in Miami as the No. 32 overall pick in 2008. He’s the fourth Miami Dolphin to be arrested since the end of the 2009 season.