Marshall himself believes that, in time, he’ll be exonerated.
“It’s so important to be aware of your environment and to put yourself in clean and healthy environments,” Marshall said, via John Mullin of CSNChicago.com. “There’s surveillance cameras all over the place and there’s not many places where a 6-5, 230-pound guy can hide. So the truth will come out and when it does, I’ll be sitting in a great place.”
Unless he thinks jail is a “great place,” that sounds like an expression of supreme confidence.
Marshall also realizes that he will be blamed for anything that goes wrong in his immediate vicinity.
“Until the New York Police Department comes out and says [the investigation is concluded], there’s really not much for me to say,” Marshall said. “What I will say is the same thing I’ve said from day one: When you’ve been through things like I’ve been through, you become a target.”
He’s also a target in the eyes of the league office. Which means that, even if he isn’t charged, he could still face discipline, given his history. That’s why the contents of any surveillance tapes will be critical not only to whether he’s charged, but also to whether he’s suspended. Again.