FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A report by the Broward Sheriff’s Office says Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall was briefly handcuffed and detained while deputies investigated a misunderstanding about a $142 cab fare.
Marshall eventually paid the fare and was released without being charged.
The incident, first reported by the South Florida Times, occurred early Nov. 14, barely 12 hours after a Dolphins’ home victory over Washington. When a taxi driver summoned deputies shortly before 7 a.m., Marshall was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car while deputies questioned those involved.
Marshall said he had wanted to go home, but his driver had a thick accent and they had difficulty understanding each other, according to deputies.
Source: Associated Press