Brandon Marshall's wife called 911

Updated: April 25, 2011, 6:33 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A brief 911 call was placed by the wife of Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall described only an unspecified emergency, with no mention of a stabbing, police said Monday.

The caller, identified by the Broward Sheriff's Office as Michi Nogami-Marshall, phoned a dispatcher at 4:41 p.m. Friday. Twice she said "Please come, it's an emergency." The dispatcher tried to find a location, but Nogami-Marshall apparently hung up and didn't answer a return call.

Michi Nogami-Marshall
Courtesy of Broward County SheriffBrandon Marshall's wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, was arrested Friday on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Deputies say Nogami-Marshall stabbed her husband in the abdomen with a kitchen knife. She is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and is free on $7,500 bail. Nogami-Marshall told investigators she acted in self-defense. Court records don't indicate if she has an attorney.

Marshall was released from the hospital Saturday and is expected to fully recover.

Marshall underwent emergency surgery Saturday morning, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Marshall was discharged later in the day and "expected to make a full recovery," according to his publicist, Denise White.

According to the police report, Nogami-Marshall told police she stabbed Marshall in self-defense.

Brandon Marshall initially told police he slipped and fell onto a broken glass vase, but according to the report, police found no blood or evidence to substantiate that statement and said both Marshall and his wife provided little information.

Marshall, 27, was taken to Broward General Hospital in Fort Lauderdale by car and underwent surgery late Friday night for a stab wound to the stomach, sources told Schefter.

No vital organs were pierced in the incident, and doctors have told Marshall that he will be OK in two to three weeks, sources said.

"This is a very difficult time for Brandon and family, thankfully he will make a full recovery," Marshall's agents, Kennard McGuire and Harvey Steinberg, said in a statement. "We simply ask that his privacy is respected."

Dolphins officials say they were told by the league their team doctor is allowed to see Marshall and consult with Marshall's other doctors, despite the NFL lockout.

The Dolphins issued a statement saying: "We are aware of the report, and our thoughts are with Brandon at this time. We will look into the matter, but because we are not allowed to have any contact with any of our players we will refrain from making any further comment."

Marshall became engaged to Nogami-Marshall while in Hawaii for the 2009 Pro Bowl.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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