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Broncos suspend Brandon Marshall

As it turns out, Marshall’s attempt to accept responsibility for his actions was too little, and too late.

The Broncos have suspended Marshall for conduct detrimental to the team.

The team announced the move via e-mail moments ago.

The duration of the suspension has not yet been determined.  Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and the NFLPA, the maximum suspension for conduct detrimental to the team is four games.

Unlike league-imposed suspensions, which are subject to appeal to the league office, discipline meted out by the individual clubs can be challenged via third-party arbitration.

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  1. PatricktheDookie says: Aug 28, 2009 10:45 AM

    Hooray!

  2. Big Stretch says: Aug 28, 2009 10:47 AM

    i guess eddie royal just moved up in ADP for fantasy leagues

  3. Strick says: Aug 28, 2009 10:47 AM

    Good. He’s acting like spoiled little pussy. Too bad his teammates (you know, the guys who are GLAD for the opportunity to play) didn’t beat the hell out of him first.

  4. purple haze harvin says: Aug 28, 2009 10:47 AM

    First smart thing McDaniels has done for the Broncos! I still feel bad for you bronco fans!

  5. Anebriated says: Aug 28, 2009 10:47 AM

    Do preseason games count towards the 4 games?

  6. magarto says: Aug 28, 2009 10:48 AM

    Maybe now he can play in a volleyball or soccer team.

  7. kravenm3 says: Aug 28, 2009 10:48 AM

    Finally…they should have done this sooner. Too bad they can’t list “For acting like a spoiled child.” as the official reason for suspension.

  8. Hap says: Aug 28, 2009 10:48 AM

    Have you read Brandon’s book, “How to Eff Up a Promising Career in 1 Easy Step” ? What is it with these doucher wideouts ?

  9. Shademan says: Aug 28, 2009 10:49 AM

    Good for the Broncos. Marshall is the epitome of a turd. I hope he dont take his frustration out on his girlfriend…..again.

  10. kravenm3 says: Aug 28, 2009 10:49 AM

    Finally…they should have done this sooner. Too bad they can’t list “For acting like a spoiled child.” as the official reason for suspension.

  11. Catamount says: Aug 28, 2009 10:49 AM

    Punk. He needs to visit a few children’s hospitals to appreciate what he has. Dolt, moron, idiot.

  12. LCCJ says: Aug 28, 2009 10:52 AM

    It’s the younger version of …TO 2.0, what a joke..with the first pick in the 2010 draft the Broncos select…….(michael crabtree)…lol!

  13. jeffz303 says: Aug 28, 2009 10:52 AM

    The funny thing is, Brandon can almost convince you that he’s a good guy if you listen to him. Unfortunately for Brandon, actions speak much louder than words, and he’s acting like a young child.

  14. TimTheEnchanter says: Aug 28, 2009 10:53 AM

    No matter how long this is, you’d have to be an idiot to appeal this given the video that’s out there. If the union backs an appeal, the management should be fired on the spot for wasting everyone’s time and diminishing the impact of more legitimate appeals.

  15. milehiclown says: Aug 28, 2009 10:54 AM

    Good. Time to send the message that there is no TURD in team.
    Watch out ladies!!!! Brandon Marshall is on the streets!

  16. urbusted says: Aug 28, 2009 10:54 AM

    Better late than never. This guy is a cancer in that locker room and they had to remove him. There are way too many of these guys in the league that forget where they came from and what the game is all about. There are more quality, good character guys than not in the NFL but they don’t get the spotlight. The turds in the NFL get WAY TOO MUCH attention! Period. Back to you Mike.

  17. JimmySmith says: Aug 28, 2009 10:55 AM

    Marshall is a self centered a$$hole, in other words, he will soon be a Cowboy.

  18. The Rural Juror says: Aug 28, 2009 10:59 AM

    Big Stretch says:
    August 28, 2009 10:47 AM
    i guess eddie royal just moved up in ADP for fantasy leagues
    —-
    Quite the contrary- he still has Kyle Orton or Ingle Martin throwing him the ball…

  19. pantherdan89 says: Aug 28, 2009 11:00 AM

    Is the driveway sit up cam rolling ? Next question.

  20. ragin40 says: Aug 28, 2009 11:00 AM

    I wouldn’t want to play for the broncos either….

  21. Plankshelmet says: Aug 28, 2009 11:01 AM

    When does Josh McDaniels start catching some of the blame for the debacle in Denver. In today’s NFL part of the head coaches responsibility is try to find ways to motivate a bunch of over paid pampered divas and get them to work with in your system. Thats just the reality of it like it or not. Everyone is so eager to blame Cutler and Marshall for this mess but if McDaniels was better at managing it may never have come to this. Regardless of wheter or not Cutler and Marshall need to grow up some of this needs to fall on the wunderkind.

  22. Sjanlju says: Aug 28, 2009 11:03 AM

    I’d make him spend his whole time suspended volunteering at Darrent Williams Teen Center doing anger management classes and acting as janitor. Open his eyes to the fact he’s a punk among punks and he is the reason that center was built and to reflect upon his life and straighten himself out.

  23. cdugue2001 says: Aug 28, 2009 11:03 AM

    I think Brandon has always been a jerk in the past and will continue to be one in the future. Yet Roddy White acted the same way and received a new contract in Atlanta. The thing Marshall and his agent need to understand is that Atlanta and Denver are at the cosmic ends of the league. There is actually hope in Atlanta of having a great season where the team is expected to make the playoffs. Where in Denver it is going to be a long bleak season with little or no chance of even challenging for a playoff spot. With all of Brandon’s off the field trouble he hasn’t endeared himself to the fans who might demand his return. But most of all to me he has let Coach McHoodie off of the hook for some very questionable moves so far with the Broncos. The ability to discipline a player who everyone agrees needs to be disciplined makes it seems that maybe Coach McHoodie might just know what he is doing.

  24. jkidd49 says: Aug 28, 2009 11:07 AM

    He got T.O ‘ed

  25. SoCalSean says: Aug 28, 2009 11:08 AM

    Nice! Peace out douchebag!

  26. Cowboys Blow Monkey Dick says: Aug 28, 2009 11:08 AM

    No RB, No QB, No #1 WR, No chance in 2009. Maybe next year Donko fans.

  27. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Aug 28, 2009 11:08 AM

    Not much to see here. Just another idiot who has no perspective and does not know how good he has it playing a game for a living. What an A-HOLE!

  28. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 28, 2009 11:09 AM

    Maybe there’s a Colorado state law (and corrupt judge to say it applies) he can use to hide behind/manipulate in order to get out of the suspension?

  29. Harm City Homer says: Aug 28, 2009 11:09 AM

    Why not just trade him?
    I do not get why teams would rather squat on somthing like this instead of dumping it and flushing away the stinko.
    I know there is a team out there that would give you something for him, but they most likley already turned down the best offers they were going to get.
    Now what do you have? A suspended player. And for what? He did not want to be there anymore. If the cops knew my adress that well I would want to leave the state as soon as possible anyway, but after shipping out his QB and HC and telling him he is not getting a new deal or a trade, what did they think was going to happen?

  30. Fan_Of_ Four says: Aug 28, 2009 11:11 AM

    Brandon Marshall related to Javon Walker ?

  31. ScreamingIdiot says: Aug 28, 2009 11:12 AM

    Broncos are the new Lions
    They have a bottom of the barrel Defense
    They had no Running game last year (KnoSho is hurt)
    They traded their top player
    They suspended their second best player
    YIKES!!! Hello Denver/Lions
    Also Eddie Royal ADP should go down. Now the Best CB will be on him. Also they can game plan to stop him instead of both him and B-Marsh.

  32. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Aug 28, 2009 11:13 AM

    Acting up caused Jay Cutler to be traded, so maybe this could turn out well for Marshall if he does end up getting traded.

  33. RaiderMight says: Aug 28, 2009 11:13 AM

    Trade him to the Cowgirls. I hear they need a #1!

  34. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Aug 28, 2009 11:14 AM

    “I think Brandon has always been a jerk in the past and will continue to be one in the future. Yet Roddy White acted the same way and received a new contract in Atlanta.”
    Roddy White is an idiot too. Remember that time he brandished that “Free Mike Vick” t-shirt under his uniform? What a douche. Talk about a lack of perspective.

  35. CapsLockKey says: Aug 28, 2009 11:18 AM

    Denver set a precedent by allowing Cutler to “bitch fit” his way out of town, so all Marshall is doing is taking a cue from him because he knows it will work. McDaniels is in over his head.

  36. GoCARPanthers#28 says: Aug 28, 2009 11:22 AM

    The Broncos did exactly what they had to do with Marshall. I like the guy’s talent and cockiness but what he did at practice was inexcusable and the Broncos needed to send a strong message to their other players.
    The Broncos are in pretty much a lose-lose situation with Marshall. If they harden up and dont trade him he’ll be a huge distraction which is exactly what a young rookie head coach doesnt need to deal with. If they try to trade him they will get nowhere near fair market value. My vote is just to cut your losses and trade him for whatever.

  37. HoleInZone says: Aug 28, 2009 11:22 AM

    Far too little is being made of McDaniels’ role in this.
    Everyone with even a tenuous grasp of the Broncos was aware that Cutler and Marshall were somewhat lacking in terms of being decent teammates (and, some seem to suggest, decent individuals).
    However everyone with even that tenuous grasp knew that they represented 80% of the talent in the team, especially with that debacle of a defense.
    Why take the job if you don’t want to work with the best players on the team?
    Dealing with those characters is, sadly, part of the job. What on earth is he thinking?
    Overwhelmingly, the evidence is that he is not up to the job.

  38. BrenstonBuckner says: Aug 28, 2009 11:24 AM

    Go get a job on a garbage truck douchebag…

  39. simple_simon1 says: Aug 28, 2009 11:24 AM

    Good lord. You aren’t that good a WR Brandon. Next time you, or T.O., or Ocho feel the need to act out, remember that it’s team first, not you first. Nobody cares about you.
    Take a lesson from a guy who’s young but still has class and talent, both of which you certainly don’t have. Last year, even with a 0-16 record, Calvin Johnson showed up every week, didn’t complain, did his job, and put up great numbers. You never hear word one from the guy and if anyone had a reason to complain last year, it was him. He never even complained after getting snubbed for the probowl.
    If you aren’t mature enough to play football, go back to working at Denny’s. Oh wait, you have to be part of a team there too!!!!
    Nevermind

  40. Zox says: Aug 28, 2009 11:25 AM

    UFL’s newest star: Brandon Marshall

  41. wydok says: Aug 28, 2009 11:26 AM

    Glad I’m not a Broncos fan. It’s just one thing after another.

  42. se18a29 says: Aug 28, 2009 11:28 AM

    Dewey Axewound says:
    August 28, 2009 11:09 AM
    Maybe there’s a Colorado state law (and corrupt judge to say it applies) he can use to hide behind/manipulate in order to get out of the suspension?
    BLOW ME!
    Pat & Kevin Williams

  43. leatherneck says: Aug 28, 2009 11:29 AM

    This is necessary. Too bad for the Broncos, but if you have two cancers on the team, your new sheriff has to start out by getting rid of them.

  44. Sergeant Smoke says: Aug 28, 2009 11:30 AM

    As a niner, I’d trade Crabtree for this guy… upgrade…

  45. GovtMinion says: Aug 28, 2009 11:39 AM

    For those blaming McDaniels… and I can’t believe I’m defending him… its worth remembering that Marshall has been a pain in the ass prior to this year. Remember the game against… ah, was Cleveland last year? When he tried to pull that glove out of his pants? Or the suspension to start the year? Or any of his other clown behavior?
    That was with Shanahan running the show.
    McDaniels has changed a lot of things in Denver, and not for the better. But this one isn’t his fault, at least.

  46. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 28, 2009 11:42 AM

    Plankshelmet says:
    August 28, 2009 11:01 AM
    When does Josh McDaniels start catching some of the blame for the debacle in Denver. In today’s NFL part of the head coaches responsibility is try to find ways to motivate a bunch of over paid pampered divas and get them to work with in your system. Thats just the reality of it like it or not. Everyone is so eager to blame Cutler and Marshall for this mess but if McDaniels was better at managing it may never have come to this. Regardless of wheter or not Cutler and Marshall need to grow up some of this needs to fall on the wunderkind.
    _________________________________
    There was a farmer who had a dog, and
    BINGO!!
    was his name-o.

  47. patsSB44champs says: Aug 28, 2009 11:43 AM

    The guy needs a change of scenery. I think one reason he’s pissed is because Jay Cutler was dealt away and there’s no legit QB now.
    Josh McDaniels hasn’t even coached a regular season game in Denver yet and he’s already a miserable failure. He has managed to alienate Cutler with his Matt Cassel infatuation and now Marshall wants out too. If McDaniels had not lusted after Cassel or had been able to make the deal to get him, Cutler/Marshall probably would have stayed and Denver would be a playoff team right now with an offense to match New England and no defense. Instead, Denver has neither. McDaniels is a failure already.

  48. dietrich43 says: Aug 28, 2009 11:43 AM

    Let me know when D.J. Williams calls him a pussy.

  49. patsSB44champs says: Aug 28, 2009 11:45 AM

    LCCJ says:
    August 28, 2009 10:52 AM
    It’s the younger version of …TO 2.0, what a joke..with the first pick in the 2010 draft the Broncos select…….(michael crabtree)…lol!
    At least TO has never been in trouble with the law.

  50. cgarsmoker says: Aug 28, 2009 12:00 PM

    I can’t say that Cutler or Marshall are the most mature players in the NFL but Josh McDaniels has to have some responsibility here. He has completely alienated 2 of the premium players on his new team. This guy must have a ego just as big or bigger than players he is running off. It won’t be long before Josh McDaniels will be on Southpark yelling, “you must respect my authority!” This nobody head coach has set this franchise back at least 10-15 years.
    Pat Bowlen has to be crapping in his pants watching the talent on his team take such extreme measures to get out of Denver. I’ll bet Mike Shannahan is sitting beside the pool, collecting the remainder of his contract, watching this train wreck, and laughing his ass off.

  51. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 28, 2009 12:05 PM

    se18a29 says:
    August 28, 2009 11:28 AM
    Dewey Axewound says:
    August 28, 2009 11:09 AM
    Maybe there’s a Colorado state law (and corrupt judge to say it applies) he can use to hide behind/manipulate in order to get out of the suspension?
    BLOW ME!
    Pat & Kevin Williams
    ______________________________
    Sorry, isn’t that what Venus & Serena have each other for?
    And isn’t that what you have Ragnar for?
    Don’t those horns make for good handles, so you can control him while he’s doing it?
    Or is that what the braided pigtails are for?

  52. Quagmire says: Aug 28, 2009 12:07 PM

    What a spoiled punk.
    Maybe he should be even more like T.O. & just go by his initials…BM.

  53. VegasBronco says: Aug 28, 2009 12:25 PM

    The best thing to happen to the Broncos was for Pat Bowlen to hire a strong HC to change the organization from how mire in mediocrity the Broncos really were and that Josh McDaniels has a plan to get the Broncos back to the winner philosophy.
    Only infatuated fans and media look back at status quo as being how to ‘roll’ today. NAH. Today we need change big change. Do things that the status quo think ‘outrageous’ or ‘dangerous’.
    Go against the established way of change and dare to make a difference.
    Coach Mcdaniels is on the right track with his plan. Yes he will succeed.

  54. RagnartheViking says: Aug 28, 2009 12:28 PM

    You’ll have to forgive Dewey, He is a closest homosexual so he thinks everyone else is.
    The rest of us love women, but he likes it when his “life partner” makes his brown eye blue.

  55. VonClausewitz says: Aug 28, 2009 12:38 PM

    I think McDaniels role in this whole thing is irrelevant. He’s eating blame for this that he doesn’t deserve. Unlike with the Cutler situation where he bullshitted what was going on and helped foment things, he hasn’t said anything publicly which would indicate that it’s his fault. Yeah I get that there are Donks haters out there but it’s unwarranted criticism. Think of what you want about him but he deserves some benefit of the doubt here.
    This is the move the Donks had to do. It’s not reflective of McDaniels. It’s reflective of Marshall’s desire to be paid what he feels is fair. Bowlen, like anyone running a business, is doing what every other team in the league does – lock up talent. So both sides are doing what they think is right. And that’s really the problem. There’s a fundamental issue with the contractual playing field. More incidents like this will occur on other teams it’s just a matter of time. The events in Denver in this off-season are simply signs that a tipping point is being reached.
    I hope the Donks get thru this ok. Frankly it’s a league and PA issue. This off-season has been as brutal on them as I’ve ever seen. And it’s bullshit.

  56. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Aug 28, 2009 12:45 PM

    This is all about the money. Marshall knows that absent a CBA extension, he can’t be a free agent until he has 6 years in the league. He also knows that he’s unlikely to replicate last year’s stats with a chump at QB throwing him the ball, so his market value is supposedly as high as it ever will be after last season.
    Unfortunately for Marshall, he doesn’t seem to understand that his turd behavior since he’s been in the league and his reinforcement of the notion will be the reason why nobody will invest a lot of cash that he thinks he’s worth without some MAJOR escape clauses. Thow in questions about his hip injury and it even further complicates things. Getchya Popcorn ready!!

  57. thehoodedone says: Aug 28, 2009 12:48 PM

    Getting rid of your lazy strong armed QB and your petulant wide receiver is always a recipe for disaster. I mean look at the Pats in 2001. Once Bledsoe was benched and Glenn was suspended/benched things went downhill quickly.

  58. Majik Man says: Aug 28, 2009 12:48 PM

    I bet Mike Shanahan is looking pretty good right now to Bronc fans. I wonder if a 1st year head coach has ever been fired in the preseason before? I’m guessing McDaniels is gone after Denver’s inevitable 0-8 start.

  59. KingJoe! says: Aug 28, 2009 12:53 PM

    For this maybe his girlfriend should punch him for being a complete JA.

  60. DemocratsAreStupid says: Aug 28, 2009 12:53 PM

    Brandon Marshall > Ben Rapelisberger

  61. hitch1969 says: Aug 28, 2009 1:19 PM

    i would have been disappointed had the broncos not done something. this guy’s a cancer. suspend him and then when thats done, trade him.
    like alot of others, i still am scratching my head over the shanahan firing, the cutler thing, the draft picks… but i havent lost faith. its still way too early to make any kind of accurate statement about the mcdaniels era.
    i hope this kid is not in over his head.
    =h=

  62. Don From C/S says: Aug 28, 2009 1:28 PM

    I actualy beleive that the scheduled talk between Brandon and Rod Smith accomplished something. And I am glad that we still have a coach(ala Shanahan )thats not affraid to make a tuff decision. Sure we’ll miss Bradon during his suspension, however Long it is,One game or four, this is the best thing that could have happened for the team and for Marshall. Show the TEAM whose in charge, Shows Josh isnt afraid to make the difficult choises and it tells the rest that this is a Team and no one is better than any one else.
    Great job McDaniels, now I see why Bowlin wasn’ affraid to chooe him as head coach and I applaud Mr. Bowlin for staying quiet during the situation. I just hope it’s not a ploy and then the Broncs trade him, then all my renewed credibility (and hope) statments go right out the door! When Brandon can come back in, with a clean slate and rewed attitude, then he will see the money and respect he’s demanding and he would have earned it. We all know Mr. Bowlin isnt affraid to pay his valued players what their worth. Look at TD, Elway, Atwater, Simms, they all get paid for what they did or have done.(Simms 6 million) and hasn’t played in a year, but he showes up as a player, works out , doesnt beef and gets rewarded for it. Stay tuff Brandon and the rest will come as you earn it.

  63. RossyRoss says: Aug 28, 2009 1:31 PM

    I can’t understand why the NFL puts up with idiots like this turd and others like
    T- Owens
    M- Lynch
    M- Vick
    They don’t need them as players.

  64. iHateThe15 says: Aug 28, 2009 1:41 PM

    little T.O. is a great WR and he should get a better contract and since he wants out of Denver so what the heck? Can’t we all just get along? Trade Marshall to build up a better Denver defense. Listen, to Denver, Marshall should be seen as a way to get a trade going. We’re gonna suck as it is anyways (with the rebuilding/new coach and the lack-of-arm Orton) so we should try to get the defense as sick as possible so we don’t get completely obliterated.. just somewhat obliterated.

  65. Don From C/S says: Aug 28, 2009 1:45 PM

    What’s with all the nastiness,(profanity) why can’t we as a people use commen words and language and get your point across? The words T@RD, P@SSY, and like wise just show how stupid you are and how much you lack agood vocabullary. COme aon The USA and Denver or better than this. So you don’t agree wih Mcdanies or Marshall, you can tell us with out all the unnecasrry profanity, I would’nt and don’t let my 11 year old even read some of this stuff, it’s sad.

  66. descendency says: Aug 28, 2009 1:55 PM

    I wonder if he realizes that his NFL career just died.

  67. IowaChief says: Aug 28, 2009 1:56 PM

    Can I put down 2 wins for the Chiefs or is it too early?

  68. Don From C/S says: Aug 28, 2009 2:24 PM

    Brandon was only suspended till the 5th of Sept, which means he will miss no regular season games or paychecks!Therefore, he will be rested and ready with a healthy body and a fresh perspective on the team(WE HOPE) and his abilities on the field will earn him what he wants and deserves. If he produceses what he’s capable of, he will see the Broncos redo his contract and I believe it will come before the end of September. He’s a talented person who just needs the rules and the ethics of teamwork better explained to him. I feel that if he takes this opportunity to get himself in footbal shape, becomes a teammember and keeps his mouth shut, everything and possibly more will come his way. Now ‘s the time for Marshall to stand up and prove that he’s a man and mostly A PRO.

  69. Scrodge2009 says: Aug 28, 2009 2:26 PM

    As a lifelong Bronco’s fan I am SO happy to see this happen. I will be the first to say Mac has proven he isn’t ready to be an NFL head coach, but we’re stuck with him, and, agreeing with previous posts, this seems to be the first truly smart decision he’s made since taking over the team.
    Marshall is yet another example of an athlete with scary talent getting bad advice and making poor choices…a potential hall of fame career appears to be on its way to mediocrity.

  70. TrueBroncoFanOfTheGame says: Aug 28, 2009 4:43 PM

    I say, start sending a message to these guys. Wanna act this way & not fulfill your end of the bargain. SIT — Heck NO on trading them, Heck NO on playing them! Jay C did it & got his way. I don’t care if we lose every dang game…send a message loud & clear. Grow up, fulfill your end of the bargain & then leave as a free agent! Stop blaming McDaniel, doesn’t matter if he’s a good or bad coach, they have a contract with the Bronoco’s & need to live up to that and he shouldn’t have to “baby” them through playing & acting responsible…PERIOD!

  71. lolcopter says: Aug 28, 2009 5:43 PM

    just because a player has a good season or two doesn’t mean they are “potential hall of fame”
    broncos fans are so stupid sometimes

  72. empty13 says: Aug 29, 2009 10:42 AM

    3 seasons 104 catches. not bound anywhere likf the hof.
    sit him down.

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