Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 5/17/12

On the same day players such as the Raiders' Rolando McClain and Jets' Kenrick Ellis were sentenced to jail time, Brandon Marshall learned he won't receive the same treatment. Not even close.

Marshall's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that New York City police will not bring charges against the Bears' mercurial receiver.

"Brandon was the victim here and never did anything wrong," Steinberg said. "This confirms that."

Marshall was accused of "slugging" Christin Myles at a NYC nightclub in March after his wife, Michi Nogami, supposedly had a bottle thrown at her, inciting a melee which quickly caught the league's attention.

While it seemed like Marshall was clearly at fault -- considering his history of violence toward women, it was not exactly a blind assumption -- Schefter's sources say police "struggled" to piece together evidence against the 28-year-old.

Marshall, who was shipped off to Chicago shortly after the incident took place, expected all along to be "cleared of any wrongdoing."

"The situation in New York, it's unfortunate," Marshall said in a radio interview last week. "You never want to see anyone get hurt, but just the allegation of me balling my fist up and hitting a woman is just a lie. When the judicial system takes its course, I'm very confident I will be cleared of any wrongdoing.

"My wife was the victim in this situation."

Now that his conscience is officially clear, Marshall can focus squarely on football and integrating himself into an offense where he's likely to be featured exclusively.

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