Another piece of bad news for the Denver Broncos just days away from the season opener.
As you know we spent a fair amount of time talking last summer. I mentioned to him before that he needs to stay out of the way of any legal issues and criminal issues. While there are no charges here, at least something occurred, and we'd like to understand (it).
I think, based on a conversation I had with Brandon Marshall Saturday, that I'd be very surprised if he were found guilty of anything -- or settled the case involving battery of a former girlfriend by admitting anything other than his innocence. Now of course a man is going to profess his innocence, but I learned a few things about the case from Marshall and others in Denver that lead me to believe the case doesn't have much merit. I don't think the NFL will bring further discipline against Marshall unless he's found guilty of something, so my expectation is that he'll be around the chase the all-time record for catches in a season (143). Marshall has 24 -- and he's only played two games so far.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league was aware of the allegations in the Atlanta incident at the time it suspended Marshall, prior to the start of this season. He added that Marshall could face more disciplinary action from the league, depending on the outcome of the case.
"We have been aware of these potential charges," Aiello said. "We will continue to monitor the case and review it under our policy as appropriate."