Miami • Authorities said the wife of Brandon Marshall stabbed the Miami Dolphins wide receiver with a kitchen knife, and his agent said Saturday that the player was recovering.
Michi Nogami-Marshall, 26, was arrested Friday night and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. According to the Broward County Sheriff's Office arrest report, Nogami-Marshall told officers she was defending herself. Marshall had earlier told officers he slipped and fell onto a broken glass vase, but the officers noted that evidence at the couple's home didn't substantiate that claim.
Nogami-Marshall was released from jail Saturday on $7,500 bail. It was unclear if she had an attorney.
"This is a very difficult time for Brandon and family, thankfully he will make a full recovery," said Marshall's agent, Kennard McGuire.
Marshall married Michi Nogami in Miami in July. They met while both were students at Central Florida.
In March 2009, Marshall was arrested in Atlanta on misdemeanor battery charges stemming from a fight with Nogami-Marshall, who was his fiancee at the time. The charges were dropped when both refused to testify.
Marshall was also involved in a New Year's Eve fight that led to the 2007 drive-by slaying of Broncos teammate Darrent Williams.
Packers don't get their White House visit yet
After Green Bay disposed of Chicago in last season's NFC Championship game, Packers cornerback Charles Woodson addressed his teammates in the boisterous locker room.
"The president don't want to come watch us go to the Super Bowl?" asked Woodson, making a reference to President Barack Obama siding with his hometown Bears in the game. "Guess what? We're going to see him."
In February, the Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, which normally would stamp the team's ticket to a postseason White House tour. But with no labor agreement in place, a trip to D.C. has not been scheduled.
Team officials are barred from talking with players during the lockout, which has prevented them from organizing a visit. Packers officials say they still hope to schedule a trip to the nation's capital.