Marshall said he thinks of the events of New Year’s Eve 2006 “every night,” according to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post. Marshall began to cry when talking about the scene at the hospital where Williams’ body was taken. Marshall said that former teammate Javon Walker was “fixated” on a large necklace that Williams had asked Walker to hold.
“[Walker] just kept looking at this chain, he
wouldn’t let no one hold the chain,” Marshall said. “It was scary,
there was blood on the chain.”
Marshall admitted that he was arguing with a man believed to be Clark both inside and outside the night club where several Broncos were celebrating the arrival of 2007. “We start yapping back and forth,” Marshall
said. “There was a lot of cursing, a lot of words being exchanged. The
guy with the black glasses on, it seemed like he didn’t have a gun and
lifted up his shirt like he had a gun. Then I made the comment, ‘Man
you ain’t got no gun.’ That’s what I said. I probably escalated the
fight. I was angry.”
Marshall said that he picked Clark out of a photo lineup during a January 8, 2007 interview with police.
“I think it’s unfair to put the wrong
person behind bars, so if I picked someone out I wanted to be sure it
was the guy I saw,” Marshall said. “It was kind of tough at first
because the guy I saw had on glasses, so a quarter of his face was
gone. So I wanted to be sure.”
Mike Klis of the Denver Post recently has explained that Marshall’s periodic desire to leave the franchise in part has resulted in part from the “torment” Marshall experiences in the three-plus years since Williams’ murder. Marshall is expected to receive a restricted free agent tender before March 4; some think he could be thereafter traded.