While the debate over Venus Williams’ attire still rages on this site, (here), real Miami Dolphins news is coming out of Miami and it’s not of the mini-camp variety that kicks off this weekend. Former 2nd round pick and 2 year veteran DE Phillip Merling was arrested on one count of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman.
Details of the arrest are not known or are being reported on any of the local papers outside of the above information. What is known is that Merling was taken into custody and booked at the Broward County Jail.
Merling is the 4th Dolphin to have a run in with the law this off-season. Will Allen and Ronnie Brown were both arrested with DUI charges and DT Tony McDaniel was also arrested on domestic abuse charges.
He is scheduled to appear in court later today to face the charge. According to the report, Merling should have known the woman was pregnant.