Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall has said a run-in with Miami police this summer contributed to his decision to kneel during the national anthem.
And now, the Miami police are taking another look at the events of that night, which ended with them handcuffing and threatening to tase him.
According to Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, Miami police officials are investigating the story, but wouldn’t comment any further until that investigation was closed.
Marshall said that on the night of July 4, he was with friends at a restaurant in downtown Miami, near the scene of a shooting. Marshall said a woman who was directing traffic as people fled ordered police to stop him. He said they handcuffed him and threatened him with a Taser for resisting. He was released shortly thereafter.
“They told me, ‘Look, we’re not going to take you in as long as you keep this between us,’” Marshall said.
Now, they’re apparently taking a closer look at the incident.