Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/15/12

MIAMI - AUGUST 14: Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall of the Miami Dolphins warms up prior to playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a preseason game at Sun Life Stadium on August 14, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

The latest news surrounding Brandon Marshall likely has Bears fans feeling mixed emotions about their new acquisition. When Chicago pulled off a trade for Marshall earlier in the week, they gave Jay Cutler the deep threat receiver he has wanted over the past three seasons. Almost immediately after the trade was completed, however, news surfaced that Marshall could be in trouble off the field again, as he has been accused of hitting a woman at a club in New York over the weekend.

As they await the outcome, Bears fans can relax knowing that Cutler fully plans to babysit Marshall next season.

“We’ve remained close, we’re going to get even closer now that he’s back with us as a Bear,” Cutler said during an interview with ESPN Chicago. “I’m going to keep every eye I have on him, making sure he’s doing the right thing. That’s not a problem with Brandon right now. He’s matured. He wants to do the right thing. It’s just a shame that his past still haunts him, but that’s what happens, everyone makes mistakes. Brandon is still learning from them and growing, and like I said, we have a heck of a guy, a heck of a player and I think Phil (Emery) made quite a splash on Day 1 (of free agency).”

The above quote came after Cutler called out ESPN Chicago’s Waddle and Silvy for questioning Marshall as a person on their Twitter account. Clearly, Jay believes Brandon is innocent and that the alleged incident from last weekend will blow over. The chemistry Marshall and Cutler had on the field in Denver is undeniable, but Bears fans have every right to wonder about their new receiver’s character. It makes sense for Cutler to defend Marshall, but even he knows why people in Chicago are concerned.

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