New Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall isn't a stranger to controversial situations. His latest became public knowledge late last night. It's hard not to make assumptions based on his past, but remember every story has different sides to it. This much can be agreed upon; There was an altercation at a New York nightclub early Sunday morning. The rest is up to the authorites and for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to decide. More details on both sides of the story after the jump.
First here's the statement released by Marshall's attorney, Harvey Steinberg;
"On March 12,2012 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. While attempting to leave to avoid the melee Mrs. Marshall was struck in the face by a thrown bottle. She suffered serious injury.
While attempting to leave and take his wife to the hospital, the mayhem continued outside. Finally Mr. Marshall was able to take his wife to the hospital where she was treated for serious injuries.
Mr. Marshall is hoping to assist authorities in regards to this matter."
The other side to the story was originally reported by the New York Post;
At around 4 a.m., birthday girl Christin Myles, 24, left an upper floor of the posh hot spot to greet a friend downstairs.
When she tried to get back upstairs, a bouncer told her she had to wait because there was a fight between two football players — Marshall, 27, and an unknown athlete — who were being thrown out, the sources said.
She later met up with her friends, who by then were arguing with Marshall and the other football player outside, sources said.
Marshall — who earned his nickname with his aggressive style of play — then allegedly cold-cocked Myles in the left eye. She suffered a black eye. It wasn’t clear if he allegedly intended to strike her or one of her pals.
Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery released the following statement;
"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."
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