'Fins WR Marshall yet to contact investigators since stabbing

One month after Brandon Marshall was hospitalized after his wife allegedly stabbed him in the abdomen with a kitchen knife, the Miami Dolphins star receiver refuses to cooperate with the police investigation into the incident, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Tuesday.

Marshall's attorney, Harvey A. Steinberg, said the receiver has yet to speak with the Broward State Attorney's office because he disagrees with the no-contact order placed on his wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, at a bond hearing following the April 22 incident. Marshall and his wife haven't seen each other since.

Nogami-Marshall was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and an arrest report said she told officers she was defending herself in the confrontation.

"(Marshall) has never felt threatened by his wife, and misses her," Steinberg said. "When (they) drop the no-contact order, he'll be more than willing to sit down and discuss this matter, bringing some clarity to this unfortunate misunderstanding."

Marshall's failure to cooperate could force authorities to drop the charges because of lack of evidence, the Sun Sentinel noted.

Ron Ishoy, a spokesman for the Broward State Attorney's office, released a statement saying the matter is being pursued, but that "despite numerous efforts, we so far have been unable to get Mr. Marshall to agree to voluntarily speak to our office about the incident."

According to the Sun Sentinel, Marshall has fully recovered from his injury and resumed training two weeks ago.

The Dolphins traded second-round picks in the 2010 and 2011 drafts to the Denver Broncos to acquire Marshall in April 2010, then signed the two-time Pro Bowl receiver to a four-year, $47.5 million extension. He led Miami in receptions (86) and receiving yards (1,014) last season.

Marshall made the Pro Bowl in 2008 and 2009 with the Broncos, who selected him out of Central Florida in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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