Brandon Marshall on NY club flap: ‘In due time, truth will be out’
BY SEAN JENSEN Twitter: @skjensen March 16, 2012 12:50PM
New Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall talks to the media during a news conference at Halas Hall Friday, March 16, 2012, in Lake Forest, Ill.. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)
Updated: March 16, 2012 2:23PM
New Bears receiver Brandon Marshall insisted today that he doesn’t expect any fallout from an incident at a New York nightclub early Monday morning.
During a press conference at Halas Hall, Marshall said he couldn’t go into much detail, citing a pending legal issue, but he expressed confidence that he wouldn’t face any punishment from police or the NFL.
“In due time, the truth will be out, and we’re excited about that,” Marshall said. “Given my history, I definitely understand the concern and the questions.”
A woman told the New York Post that Marshall “cold-cocked” her in the left eye. Marshall’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, denied that in a statement Tuesday night.
Asked if he’s fearful of being suspended by the NFL, Marshall confidently said, “Absolutely not.
“No fear at all. Once it has taken its course, I think you will see things totally different, and we’re excited about the process... I understand and I get the perception out there. Those are the seeds that I’ve planted early on in my career up until last year.”
Marshall said his wife is recovering and “doing fine.” Steinberg said in the statement that she was hit in the face with a bottle at the nightclub.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler also defending Marshall, whom he played for in Denver.
“I know him as a person. I know him off the field, and I know what kind of guy he is and what he brings to the table not only on the field but as a person in the locker room,” Cutler said. “He’s a special guy.”
Cutler said he also has no qualms about helping be responsible for Marshall.
“Yeah, I’ll take that responsibility,” Cutler said. “Brandon will take that on as well. He knows what he’s done wrong in the past. Any support I can give him, I’m there for him.”