Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/14/12
A woman has accused Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall of punching her in the face at a nightclub, according to New York City police.

The women alleged the incident occurred at 3:50 a.m. ET Sunday outside the Marquee, a club in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood.

Marshall was traded to Chicago on Tuesday for a pair of third-round draft picks.

"Both the Bears and Dolphins were aware of what occurred over the weekend. We decided to move forward with the trade. We have high expectations for Brandon as a Bear," Bears general manager Phil Emery said in a statement.

Marshall's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, denied that Marshall and his friends were involved in the melee in a statement issued Wednesday.

"Brandon Marshall was the key note speaker at a charitable event in New York. After the event was over he, his wife and close friends attended a function at a local club. While at the function a fight broke out NOT involving Mr. Marshall or his friends."

The receiver has been arrested for disorderly conduct, drunk driving, and a number of incidents of alleged domestic violence since 2006.
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