According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, New York police are finishing their investigation into a March incident in which Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was accused of punching a woman in the face. Schefter indicated it wasn’t likely that Marshall would be charged in the incident, due to a lack of evidence.
24-year old Christin Myles accused Marshall of hitting her at a New York City nightclub on March 14th of this year, but Marshall’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg has claimed that his client did no wrongdoing and that Marshall’s wife was hit with a bottle.
“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,” Marshall said on ESPN radio last week. ”My wife was the victim in this situation.”
Whether or not Marshall is innocent in this situation, he seems to be a magnet for trouble. There is the infamous shooting incident in the Denver nightclub, “The Shelter,” from New Years Eve 2006, which Brandon Marshall himself testified he “escalated” because he “got angry.” The troubled wide receiver also has a history of domestic violence and a string of arrests for drunken driving and disorderly conduct.
In July of 2011, Marshall revealed to the media he had Borderline Personality Disorder, an extremely serious mental condition which is characterized by unstable relationships, significant impulsiveness, misperceptions of rejection or failure, depression, anxiety, and an exaggerated response to emotional stimuli. Marshall’s revelation followed a serious domestic incident in which his wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall stabbed him in the abdomen.
Earlier this year, the Miami Dolphins traded Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears for third round draft picks both this year and in 2013. Thus far in his NFL career, Marshall has recorded 494 receptions for 6,247 yards and 34 touchdowns in just seven years.