March 16th, 2012 by faye
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was reportedly embroiled in a controversial melee outside a New York nightclub. Marshall is accused of punching a woman named Christin Myles in the face, leaving the victim with a black eye.
According to the reports, 27-year-old Brandon Marshall was outside a nightclub in Chelsea, New York around 4 a.m. when he allegedly began having a heated argument with a group of clubgoers. Marshall then threw a punch which hit Christin Myles in the face. Myles was in the same club to meet with a group of people to celebrate her birthday. She suffered a black eye, but it is unclear whether the NFL star was trying to hit Christin Myles or one of her friends, reported the New York Post.
Marshall, however, claims he was not involved in a fight, nor did he punch Christin Myles – and it was in fact his wife who left the scene injured. The football player’s lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, released a statement saying, “Brandon Marshall was the keynote speaker at a charitable event in New York.” He also added, “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, [Marshall’s wife] was struck in the face by a thrown bottle. She suffered serious injury,” Steinberg went on. “Finally Mr. Brandon Marshall was able to take his wife to the hospital where she was treated for serious injuries.”
However, the alleged victim Christin Myles, claims a bouncer told her Brandon Marshall had been fighting earlier that night with another football player at the club and had been asked to leave. The Chicago Bears football player has not been charged, but police are investigating the complaint of Christin Myles, which was filed a day after the alleged incident.
Christin Myles told police that she had waited to report the attack as she was nervous about the high-profile status of Brandon Marshall, the Post reported. The alleged punching incident came just before he was traded to the Chicago Bears from the Miami Dolphins. Both teams said they were aware of the claims about Brandon Marshall even before the trade.
“Both the Bears and Dolphins were aware of what occurred over the weekend,” Phil Emery from the Bears told the Chicago Tribune. “We decided to move forward with the trade. We have high expectations for Brandon as a Bear.”