Defensive end Phillip Merling is sitting in Broward County Jail this morning, charged with aggravated battery on a woman. What's worse is the woman he's accused of attacking was pregnant, and records show Merling either was aware or should have been aware of the pregnancy.
The 25-year-old was arrested in Weston sometime yesterday. He's the fourth Dolphins player to be arrested this year: Ronnie Brown and Will Allen got picked up for DUIs, while Tony McDaniel was arrested for domestic violence.
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Merling, who played for Clemson in college, was selected at the top of the 2008 draft by the Dolphins but has yet to make much of an impact on the field.