Bears uncertain if NFL will suspend Brandon Marshall
ASSOCIATED PRESS March 15, 2012 3:00PM
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2012 file photo, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall gestures after the NFL Pro Bowl football game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. New York City police say a woman has accused Marshall of punching her in the face at a nightclub. The woman alleges the incident occurred at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, outside the Marquee, a nightclub in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
Bears general manager Phil Emery says it’s too soon to say if recently acquired Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall will be suspended because of allegation that he struck a woman at a New York City nightclub.
He says the team “is working through this process” with the league.
The Bears acquired Marshall from Miami for two third-round draft picks Tuesday, giving them the No. 1 receiver they’d been lacking, but news of the nightclub incident surfaced hours later.
New York City police say a woman filed a complaint alleging Marshall punched her in the face at a nightclub over the weekend. Marshall has not been charged in the incident, which the woman says occurred at 3:50 a.m. Sunday outside the Marquee in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.