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Merling arrested for aggravated battery

Defensive end Phillip Merling is in the Broward County main jail this morning after being arrested Wednesday for aggravated battery on woman, according to the Broward Sheriff's office.

Details of the incident that led to the arrest are still forthcoming but this one is not good: The woman Merling allegedly hit is pregnant.

And the initial report says Merling knew or should have known that.

Merling is the fourth Dolphins player arrested since the end of the 2009 regular season. Will Allen (DUI), Ronnie Brown (DUI) and Tony McDaniel (domestic battery) were also arrested this offseason.

The Dolphins are still gathering information and have no comment at the moment.

This is never good news. But the news is worse when the player combines off-field problems with those on-the-field.

And Merling, it could be argued, has had problems on the field. After being drafted 32nd overall in the 2008 draft -- the 32nd pick is typically a first-round selection but was the first pick of the second round in '08 when New England lost its pick -- Merling has been inconsistent at best.

His practice habits have been internally criticized by coaches. Merling admitted as much to me last year. His performance in games has been better, but still not good enough to earn him a starting job.

Merling was working with the first-team defense in Miami's most recent OTA session open to the media. The Dolphins begin a three-day minicamp on Friday.


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Is your surfboard airbrushed as a giant meatball sub?

Merling? What more can you say, cream rises to the top and the rest of the crap eventually settles to the bottom. Seems this is where Merling's been destined since day 1 on the practice field. Maybe time to "cut-bait."

Merling Made A Great Infamous Play Against Brett & The Jets in the Last Game of 2008
Intercepting Brett & Knocking Him To the Ground
As Merling Ran In The End Zone for A Pick 6

Since Then Philip Has Been Deemed As Lazy and Practices Halfheartedly

Merling Has Gained a Good Bit of Junk Weight and Now
His Sluggish @ss Looks Like The Back End Of A Volkswagen

With Jared Odrick In The Mix
U Think Philip Would Be Staying Focused Working Harder Than Ever And Working His Lard @ss Off


Everyone's jumping on this without the facts!
Let's see young girl gets pregnant by a 300 lb NFLk player, then right before Training Camp decides she wants some cash only he won't give it to her. They get in a verbal arguement and when the cops show, she says he hit her. He's off to jail and the media has a field day!
Let's wait till we get the facts before buying him a bus ticket.
That's all I'm saying.

Agravated battery doesn't mean that he actually hit anyone.

Just touching an officer is battery. Police have their own particular way of describing events so that they can write up the most damning charges.

Remember they tried to charge that guy with intentionally running over an officer which was obviously a COMPLETE & TOTAL exageration and distortion of the facts.

Man, Brandon flowers went one pick later, and was a guy I really liked at the time.

Too bad Merling, you had a big chance and blew it!

Funny how Armando just posted below about "Hooray Dolphins are staying in this weekend at training camp so no arrests" lol

Money jacket, you are right to a point. You must draw a line some where though. This guy hit a pregnant woman and he should get penalized. We have the depth to do it. Besides the most he will get is a 2 game suspension if any at all.

Know This Much
Spent A Month In Weston last year
Weston, FL is an upscale community which takes huge pride in the Miami Dolphins
Arvida Co & Dan Marino developed this beautiful
Dolphin Players & Fans reside here and worship the Miami Dolphins Like No Where Else in Florida
That Includes the Weston Police Dept

That Being Said Philip Merling
Would Never Had Been Arrested Without Just Cause In This Miami Dolphin Community
If Anything Weston Police Dept
Did Everything To Avoid This Arrest
As Not To Tarnish The Image Of This Miami Dolphin Player & Team Name

PhinfanNdothanAL, I agree with you. However, if he did do something he needs to suffer the consequences. I doubt he gets kicked oort the team for it though.

Told U Before
Now the Truth Is Out
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Is The Real Number To Date

Valdez was 11 million

Mainstream Media told U Initially 50,00 Gals a day
Truth = 1 Million a day

They Told U the Oil Disaster Would Not Reach The Shore & Would Not Be As Big As Drunken Valdez Spill = LIES

Now The Truth Is Trickling Out
and the Red Blood Toxic Oil Continues At A
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His girlfriend / wife must have a listening problem.

Maybe she changed the channel and...slap slap....

PhinfanD,I hear ya.The media is gonna bury this guy because "She said".If you believe everything a woman says,you've got issues.

Next Week
Oil Disaster Will Be

400 % BIGGER




NostraHomeUs Warned U

U chose not to listen

What exactly are we supposed to do with you "info" home?

What the he ll are you doing other than polluting this blog with your own toxic spill?

Funny that ANY jet troll would start pointing out draft busts. You sorry arse "so called franchise" leads the league in busts....and losses.

Go now and play in traffic loser. When will you clowns ever STFU? It seems that 41 years of failure hasn't done it yet...totally delusional.

Ever Get Down That Way?(only 30 minutes south of Jupiter

Home,are you talking about the Planet or the city?????

So, time for Home to go surfing in the blood red oil spill. Do us all a favor Home, go surfing now.

That is all.

who are we, the cincinnati bengals?

LMFAO @ Menace

Wow, a _____ football player in trouble, why that almost never happens. Why can't these rich retards just be happy.

Someone Told Me Long Ago
There`s A Calm Before
The Storm

I Know
It`s Been Coming For Sometime

God Bless
The Common Oblivious Folks
In the End Of Days

Home, Is it true that the Oil spill will accelerate the breeding of "Crab People"......

Jupiter is a beautiful city with MLB practice in the spring
Newer houses & developments
Great Inlet to Palm Beach Fishing

Meantime Jupiter the Planet
Like Dan Marino since "83"
has actually lost a "ring"

Go Figure?

Time for someones Meds............And Foil hat..........

Crab people!!! Hahahaha!!!

Cuban word on tha street is that is where the crab people r comming from... Deep with in the earth apparently they need the oil to suvive!

Perhaps U & I can construct foil hats with Miami Dolphin Logo on the side

Will take pictures of FAs & Rookies @ Dolphin Camp 2010 in Davie, FL with Toxic Chemtrails & Chemclouds above their oblivious heads

This will provide proof & need for foil hats @ Home Games

$9.95 times 74,000 Foil Headed Dolfans @
Chemtrail Death Stadium

Ca Ching!

Home, Can you Please confirm this.......................

LMAO At Homes post @ 1:58

Lots of folks here are jumping the gun. However, I feel where they are coming from. How many players need to get arrested, fined, suspended, etc. in the league before they realize, men should not put their hands on a woman (unless their lives are in danger)? This goes for all men (every man on this blog), but EVEN MORE SO goes for athletes (since they have a big target on their backs). These gold-diggin' females are just waitin' in the wings for an athlete to hit her so she can get paid.

I'm not saying that's what happened here. I'm saying that we've all heard the stories, we've all seen the history of players in the league and domestic violence, or aggravated assault, or whatever else you want to call slappin' someone. I just wish these dudes would wise up and learn to walk away or communicate better to handle a situation before doing something physical. The NFL needs to have mandatory anger management courses for players either for life or until a player is like 30, when hopefully they're mature enough to handle their business respectably.

Now, on to Merling, this is too bad. I think he was ready to step up this year. I think he has good skills, but needed a kick in the rear to get going and make himself better. I thought Nolan would be a good teacher for him, show him how to play in this league. Now, who knows, but I doubt he'll be seen as a long-term player for this team (I think this on top of the past might sour the Trifecta on Merling). I hope not, I like his size and think he can help this team, but I'm not defending stupid players anymore. They make too much money compared to the peanuts I make, and I have to follow the rules, I'm sick of defending them when they think they are above the law.

If the charge of Aggrevated Battery sticks, Merling could face a second degree felony, and up to fifteen years in the hooskow.

The definition of aggrevated battery includes
Use of a deadly weapon-
Intent to cause serious bodily harm-
Hate Crime-
And in Merlings case any battery involving a child, elderly person, or pregnant woman.
The grey area here is that even the slightest bit of battery on a pregnant woman falls in the area of aggrevated battery. I believe that no matter the situation, a man should never strike a woman. Merling may have just had a second of bad judgement, and gone mad. He could have beat the crap out of her. But in Florida, the punishment is the same.

"The Hooskow"Now Iam ROTFLMAO, That's an oldie Darryl, Only some one from the "Bad lands" would refer to "Lock-down" As the Hooskel..............

Anybody down Miami way going to "ARREST FEST" this weekend at the Beach??????

All 4 should be cut!! parcells said himself no thuggs!!! Cut all 4 we will be a better team without them

Wow, so Ericatl, you'd cut Ronnie Brown for a DUI (one stain on an otherwise spotless record)? Sounds like someone doesn't believe in the American ethos of 2nd chances. In that case, let's give the death penalty to jaywalkers. Why stop there? If you fail outta school, take that brain and donate it to science. Why not arrest any poster that makes a stupid or hurtful comment on a blog?

And we wouldn't be better off without any of those players (that'd just be more holes to fill).

Assault on a pregnant woman is right on par with child abuse in my book. This dirtbag needs to have an immideate dismissal if these allegations are true.

What up Menace! I've heard they serve a mean crab cake at the joint in Broward County!

Have to wait and see what really happened here. "IF" the charges are true he will face punishment by the law first, the league and the team second. There are always two sides to every argument so lets wait and see what the facts are.

Good job Mando. NIce to see some news that actually relates to a team member, (instead of some ridiculous post about hip-hop festivals).
Of course if the team starts thinning out due to arrests maybe the coaches can go to the hip-hop event and hold some open try-outs on the beach.

U Realize one of the first spectacular public displays of
"HAARP Mind Control"
was used on that little female astronaut Lisa

Remember they had her possessed and actually put on a pair of adult diapers & drive nonstop across the country from Florida to California to murder another woman in a public airport cuz she was jealous over affection towards male astronaut

U do realize the most intense background info
physical/mental/psychological testing on any individual is done on a USA astronaut to prove their competency

So this New World Order HAARP Mind Control Test
Passed With Remarkable Success

Do U remember poor dazed & confused Lisa
in handcuffs at her court hearing
Wondering what the Hell just happened to My Mind & Me

(of course U dont, U were not thinking again, probably at McDonalds Drive Thru)

Had Lisa been wearing the newly constructed Menace & Home Miami Dolphin Anti Mind Control Deflecting Foil Hat

No Diapers
No 3000 mile Mind Controlled Trip
To Murder Fellow Astronaut in public airport

HAARP RF Waves R capable of implanting thoughts or dif personality in your brain & subtracting thoughts or personality at will

Wake Up People!

Darryl, Not sure about Browards"Cuisine" But I know up here in NYC it consists of a slice of Bologna with stale bread and a apple wedge,We are "PRO CRAB PEOPLE" up here............

Home would go to African Fest but
Home Is A Horse Of A Dif Color

Home cannot Shuck & Jive for No Apparent Reason

There you go Home, That's what I'am talking about,Can we make Money on Foil hats?????

I Wonder if Clayton Bigsby will be there?????

Thug life, b*tches!

ALoco and Carlito's exchange was awesome. Air brushed meatball sub surfboard, hahahahahahaaa!!!

but nooo dez bryant, the biggest talent in years, was too much of a risk. MORONS.

Yes menace

Of course the clothe absorbing towels & munk like over sized blankets neither which is effective nor necessary have made hundreds of millions, mostly on bogus grossly inflated shipping & handling charges

Aluminum Foil Stylish Cranium Covering Device
w/Miami Dolphin Logo
for The Purpose of
Refracting Evil HAARP RF Waves from
Penetrating & Absorbing In Our Human CPU Organ
& Implanting Dif Personalities/Thoughts or Actions
To Our Central Nervous Systems
& Making Them React In an Involuntary & Sinister Manner
Could Be Stopped by said Foil Cranium Cover Device
Over The Upcoming NFL 2010 Season & Beyond


Time to bring the lawnmower.....

The blog is heading into the abyss once more.

I like Carlito's role as a drive by shooter here on the blog. He has some nice zingers to share.




Another Trifecta airball. You just can't fail to draft a starter with a draft pick that high.

Water, "Did you know" That the Crab people are from the Abyss,,,,, And your name also hints that you may be Sympathetic to the crab peoples plight...........hummmmmmmm, Home check to see if "Waterboy" is one of "THEM" ... you know a "CRABBY".............

This is the story.I remember, it was insanely crazy HAARP mind control!

Lisa Marie Nowak is a United States naval officer and a former NASA astronaut. Born in Washington, DC, she was selected by NASA in 1996 and qualified as a mission specialist in robotics. Nowak flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery during mission STS-121 in July 2006 where she was responsible for operating the robotic arms of the shuttle and the International Space Station.

Nowak gained international attention on February 5, 2007, when she was arrested in Orlando, Florida, and subsequently charged with the attempted kidnapping of U.S. Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman, the girlfriend of astronaut William Oefelein. Nowak was released on bail, and initially pleaded not guilty to the charges, which included attempted kidnapping, burglary with assault, and battery. Her assignment to the space agency as an astronaut was terminated by NASA effective March 8, 2007. On November 10, 2009, Nowak agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to charges of felony burglary of a car and misdemeanor battery; however, possible military charges are still under consideration.
Nowak claimed she "lost her mind" and was "under some kind of trance or as if something had taken over her mind."

I tried to explain to my wife that I was under the influence of HAARP when she caught me with my secretary last week in, shall we say, a slightly compromising position.

My wife didn’t believe me…

You May be a "Crab person" if one or more of these items scare you, Butter,Hammer,A Lobster bib,the Midwest,Lobster fisherman(During a down year),The Red Lobster restaurant,A boiling pot of water,crackers,any soup that has shell fish involved, If you are scared of any of these Items, You may be a "CRABBY"............

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