Confirming a previous item, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly reports that Dolphins DE Phillip Merling was arrested Wednesday night following a domestic dispute with his pregnant girlfriend.
Details are unavailable, but this situation is a lot more serious than it initially sounded. Discipline is probably likely if it's determined Merling struck the pregnant woman. The No. 32 overall pick in 2008, Merling's two-year career has mostly been a disappointment. He's been unable to emerge as an every-down player, and was on track to be replaced at right end by Jared Odrick.