Breaking News: Merling Slapped With Felony

Miami Dolphins DE Phillip Merling has been slapped with felony battery charges stemming from him hitting his pregnant girlfriend a couple months back. Merling already considered to be on a tight thread in danger of losing a roster spot if he doesn’t improve is now almost certain to face league discipline.

It’s likely that the charges will be reduced if Merling strikes a plea bargain and it’s unlikely he will spend any time in jail. However, the league will not likely sit idle .

No word on when he will be assigned a court date. Merling is accused of hitting his pregnant girlfriend in the face causing swelling and a cut lip.

Topics: Miami Dolphins, Philip Merling

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  • fins4ever1

    He’s done and I would not be sure about not serving any jail time. I think the police department has already been embarrassed by the media critisizing them for letting him out a back door to avoid the crowd and then being driven home in an unmarked car. Further, the prosecutor will not need the girlfriends cooperation with all the physical evidence. HE IS DONE!