| Sports |

Brandon Marshall Handcuffed for Not Paying $142 Cab Fair

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall has found himself on the wrong side of the law yet again. This time, it's for allegedly not paying a hefty cab fair. Marshall was not arrested in the incident, but was handcuffed and put in the back of a Broward County Sheriff's deputy car.

Marshall caught the cab on Monday morning at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach and intended to have the driver take him to his home in Southwest Ranches. But Marshall apparently needed to take a bathroom break, and had the driver stop at Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

An airport seems like an odd, and not to mention inconvenient, place to take a potty break, but those NFL players always seem to be peeing in the strangest places.

Marshall never got back in the cab after his FTL bathroom stop, though, and never paid the driver. Instead he got in another cab.

The original driver called a dispatcher who notified the second driver. That driver then drove Marshall to Port Everglades. That's when police arrived.

Marshall told police he had argued with the original driver about his ride home, and had gotten frustrated.

After being handcuffed Marshall agreed to pay both drivers (which is chump change when you're the NFL's highest paid receiver). All parties eventually shook hands and Marshall was released.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.