Although new Bears receiver Brandon Marshall says he’s confident he won’t be in any trouble — with the law or with the league office — over the latest allegation that he hit a woman, that woman says Marshall absolutely should be prosecuted.
Christin Myles told the New York Daily News that Marshall punched her in the face for no reason and that he should be arrested and charged.
“I want him held criminally accountable for what he did to me,” Myles said.
The incident in question took place early Sunday morning when a fight broke out at a New York City nightclub. Marshall’s side of the story is that the only person he saw get hurt was his wife, who got hit in the head with a bottle. Myles’s side of the story is that Marshall ran out of the club swinging at anyone in the general vicinity, and that she ended up with a black eye from Marshall’s fist.
“My eye still hurts,” she said. “I still have problems with my vision.”
Whether Marshall is held criminally accountable or not, the mere presence of an allegation could be enough to get him suspended under the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Marshall has already been suspended once before, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has made clear that he’ll crack down on repeat offenders, and that (as in the case of Ben Roethlisberger) an accusation doesn’t have to lead to criminal charges for it to result in a suspension.