Brandon Marshall Being Sued By Former Dolphin Over Real Estate Dispute

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I don't know why anyone would want to live in Southwest Ranches, the bizarre rural-themed town way out in the west part of bumfuck Broward County, but two Dolphins stars of past and present are now in a legal dispute over a home in the area. The Sun-Sentinel reports that Patrick Surtain, a former Pro Bowl corner back with the Fins, is planing to file suit against current star Brandon Marshall. Surtain claims that he already had a deal in place to buy the home when Marshall swooped in and bought it.

Surtain claims he entered an agreement with Landmark Custom Ranches back in October 2007 to build the home in question for $5.2 million. Though, Surtain had trouble coming up with financing, and Landmark declared them in default. He's already filed a suit against Landmark.

Then, last month, Marhsall came in and closed on a deal to buy the property. Surtain says he originally asked Marshall to give him time to hash out his dispute with Landmark, which Marshall originally agreed to, but apparently didn't stick with.

"It's been a nightmare," Surtain's wife, Michelle, told the Sun-Sentinel. "The strangest part about it, the part we can't understand or grasp, is how the (Marshall) closing even occurred. We had the documents."

Michelle says she wrote a heart-felt letter to Marshall explaining the situation, and let slip that the ordeal made her husband cry. Oh boy. Cheer up, Patty. On the plus side, you don't have to live in Southwest Ranches.

[SunSent: Former Dolphin Surtain battling Brandon Marshall over sale of home via NBCMiami]

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