The NFL star Brandon Marshall could be in some big trouble. According to reports, the recently traded receiver allegedly punched a woman in the face at a New York City nightclub this weekend. But he says he didn’t do it!
The NY Post reports:
Marshall was at Marquee early Sunday when he got into an argument with a group of friends celebrating a birthday, law-enforcement sources said.
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.
Harvey Steinberg, Marshall’s lawyer, commented on the situation and said that his client is innocent, and DID NOT punch Christin Myles in the face. In fact, Marshall was too busy tending to his own wife who was injured during another, unrelated incident.
Steinberg released the following statement:
“While at the function a fight broke out NOT involving Mr. Marshall or his friends. While attempting to leave to avoid the melee, Marshall’s wife was struck in the face by a thrown bottle. She suffered serious injury. 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.”
This couldn’t come at a worse time for Marshall who has recently been traded from the Miami Dolphins to the Chicago Bears.
Luckily his boss, GM Phil Emery, has released a statement confirming that the events will not affect the trade:
“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.”
Brandon Marshall is no stranger to trouble.
Just last year, he was allegedly stabbed by his wife, and according to the Post, he has been arrested at least six times. He was also involved in a New Year’s Eve 2006 fight in Denver that led to a teammate being fatally shot in a drive-by.
It sounds like trouble seems to find this guy wherever he goes.