Dirty Dog Diaries: Dolphins Defensive End Hit With Felony Charges For Beating Pregnant Girlfriend

- By Bossip Staff

Miami’s 300+ pound defensive end Phillip Merling has been charged with felony battery after being arrested in May for beating his pregnant girlfriend. SMH. Details when you continue

Phillip Merling, 25, was initially arrested May 27 at his home in Weston. At the time of his arrest, Broward Sheriff’s Office noted that he either knew or should have known the woman was pregnant.

Authorities accuse Merling of hitting the woman in the face and head, causing her lip to bleed. She was two months pregnant with their second child.

The Broward State Attorney’s Office filed the charge against Merling Friday, July 16.

Merling’s attorney has already entered a not guilty plea for the charge.

Felony battery carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

The NFL also could punish Merling for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy.

Merling, who is 6-foot-5 and 305 lbs had 33 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks for the Dolphins last season.

Merling is the second member of the Dolphins to be arrested and charged with battery against a female during the 2010 offseason. Teammate Tony McDaniel was arrested in February on the charge of domestic battery against girlfriend Alaina Smith which allegedly occurred in the driveway of his Broward County Florida residence. The case has yet to be tried.

SMH… What the fu*k is wrong with these dudes??? There’s no damn reason to put your hands on a female and hitting a pregnant woman in the face when you are 6’5 and over 300 lbs is beyond excessive. This is inexcusable.


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  • LaDiva

    Ok did I read she’s freaking pregnant.
    Men who put their hands on women are the biggest pieces of puzzies to ever walk the earth. They would run with their dyck tucked btwn their legs the moment a real man steps up to them. Cowards…

  • http://undressingher.com undressingHER

    being charged and being guilty are two very different things.

  • http://infamousblogofbrandont.blogspot.com Brandon

    I guess after getting 33 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks, I would be mad too! But yea dude should keep his feelings in check because it’s whack for a guy to hit or beat a female especially when she’s pregnant. I just wish dudes would take some anger management class and also take a page from Chris Brown’s book of domestic abuse because it’s not right.

  • Here to Share Knowledge, Not argue with you

    I am just so sick of these dudes and these women….you don’t know who to blame….on one hand maybe she provoked him on the other he should have walked away….Maybe he started it and she is really a victim….who knows these days…I just wish Black men would learn to always “be the man” in these types of situations and never let it get to the point where he feels he needs to put his hands on a woman….

  • Nativesmom

    @ Rorrrrroe
    “To understand women, you must first know their thought process. After you find that out, you will be dismayed at your new reality. In the long run you will be better off though”

    Im confused by this statement…can you please explain how you can paint a whole group with a single stroke?..It sounds so much like a white person saying ” to understand blackmen you have to first think like them first”…

    I know that its about one’s personality and not gender….DO ALL MEN THINK THE SAME? IM SURE YOU WILL SAY NO..THEN WHY CANT SOME MEN EXTEND THAT SAME LOGICAL REASONING TO OTHER GROUPS. Meaning access the persons personality and not use the gender as a scapegoat…

  • BigDaddy

    Another member of the Punk @ZZ Crew.

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  • Fugg a Thugg

    Prolly fout out he wusnt thu only un hittin’ it and may not be du fatha!

    Call Jerry Spranger

  • Sha

    That’s just crazy.

    When I hear stories like this it make we wonder if they were roided up..

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    The problem is that they BOTH were probably doing the same thing.

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  • reesee

    I don’t advocate him beating her, but she was pregnant with the 2nd child. I doubt he just started beating her. Does money mean more to her than her life & her childrens lives? smh at the whole thing.

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  • tellthetruth

    That’s messed up. Men have no right to hit a woman pregnant or not. This is a bad look for him.

  • Curious1 aka Pretty Girl Swag

    I assume this was a White woman girlfriend of course..Ball Player and WW are synonymous..was she really bruised up all pink and blue..like Mel Gibson’s Babymama?
    He should know better than to put his hands on a WW…they do have the LAW and Society on their side 100%…real..

  • Curious1 aka Pretty Girl Swag

    a s s u m e

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  • yo mama


    I agree with your post to reesee. I was thinking the exact same thing.


    Don’t put it past him. If someone is enraged, it doesn’t matter if the woman is pregnant or not. Where is the logic behind your statement? Something tells me you are the product of a hostile and violent environment. And I’m sure her family is important to her. No one who is two months pregnant, and in her right mind, would intentionally “start” a physical altercation with a big a*$ football player.

  • reesee

    @ daywalker&yo mama
    Im not arguing that he didnt do it, my point is this dumb broad should have left awhile ago, before child 1&2. He clearly has a anger problem, but she has stuck around for the $$

  • bornwithaSILVER spoon

    Men shouldn’t hit women; but, sometimes females DO lie to get back at their men. Wutever the matter, someone needs to get it together.


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