Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall was handcuffed and briefly detained at Port Everglades Monday after a dispute over an unpaid cab fair.
According a Broward Sheriff's Office report, Marshall was placed in the back of a patrol car at about 7 a.m. Monday while deputies sorted out the stories of two cab drivers who had encountered Marshall that morning.
The cab drivers accused Marshall of ditching a $142 cab fare at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and getting into another cab.
The driver said he picked up Marshall at the Fountainbleu Hotel on Miami Beach and drove him to the airport, where Marshall said he needed to use the restroom. The driver said Marshall went into the terminal then exited another door and got into the other cab.
A dispatcher alerted the second driver what had happen and that driver took Marshall to the port, where he flagged down deputies. That's when Marshall, an Orlando native and standout receiver at UCF, was cuffed and detained.
Marshall said he had been at a party at the Fountainbleau and got into the cab to go home in Southwest Ranches. He fell asleep in the cab and awoke at the airport.
Marshall said he argued with the cab driver about being taken home, then grew frustrated and walked away and got into the other cab to go home.
Deputies removed the cuffs from Marshall and he agreed to pay both cab drivers. No charges were filed.
According to the report, the parties shook hands and apologized for the misunderstanding. Marshall could not be reached and the Dolphins would not comment on the incident.
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