Brandon Marshall is one of the most dominant offensive players in the NFL; that is when the Phins are able to put the ball in his hands. Off the field, Marshall has had his ups and his downs and his fair share of run -ins with the law. It’s easy to chalk it up to him being just another naughty NFL player, but it seems Marshall’s issues run much deeper than that.
Yesterday, talking to reporters after a session of the Dolphins training camp in Davie, Florida, Brandon Marshall announced that he has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a condition in which people have long-term patterns of unstable or turbulent emotions, such as feelings about themselves and others. These inner experiences often cause them to take impulsive actions and have chaotic relationships.
BPD is a very serious mental condition and may explain much of Marshall’s off field drama, including the incident in which his wife allegedly stabbed him in self defence.
Symptoms of BPD include impulsiveness with money, substance abuse and sexual relationships. The positive for Marshall is that BPD is treatable.
Other symptoms include depression, feelings of emptiness and boredom and frequent displays of inappropriate anger.
To think, all of this time I just thought it was the piss poor play of the Dolphins QB’s that was getting under Marshall’s skin.