Plaintiff claims punch from Brandon Marshall caused lingering eye, neck, and back injuries

AP

Tuesday was a bizarre day for Jets receiver Brandon Marshall.

It ended with Marshall receiving the Ernie Accorsi Humanitarian Award from the New York Athletic Club. It began with a trial in a civil claim brought by a woman he allegedly punched in the face four years ago.

Via the Associated Press, a “sobbing” Christin Myles said that the blow has resulted in lingering eye, neck, and back injuries.

Marshall was present for opening statements and the testimony from Myles. The presentation included surveillance video of an incident that happened inside the Marquee nightclub on March 11, 2012, with a pair champagne bottles and ice buckets tossed toward a group that included Marshall, his wife, and former NFL receiver Mike Sims-Walker. A bottle cut Marshall’s wife on the lip, and they left the club to wait for an ambulance.

Myles, who testified that she had gone to the restroom when the altercation occurred, became angry when she realized that what had been her 24th birthday celebration had ended prematurely due to the incident. She said she took a swing at Sims-Walker, and that she then was struck by Marshall.

“The next moment, I remember I just saw an arm with tattoos and a blue sleeve rolled up,” Myles said. “I remember falling to the floor.”

According to the report from the Associated Press, Myles at that point began crying so hard that the presiding judge called for a break.

Lawyer Harvey Steinberg, who has become the attorney of choice for basically every current or former Broncos player or coach, is representing Marshall in the trial. Steinberg suggested that the lawsuit traces directly to Marshall’s fame and wealth.

“I have a feeling if he wasn’t a professional athlete we wouldn’t be in this courtroom,” Steinberg said.

That’s a risky move. If the jurors believe that Marshall punched Myles and if they believe that her injuries are what she claims they are, the strategy of suggesting that she’s simply chasing a payday could backfire.

Marshall, who wasn’t charged as a result of the incident, is expected to testify during the trial.

52 responses to “Plaintiff claims punch from Brandon Marshall caused lingering eye, neck, and back injuries

  1. “I have a feeling if he wasn’t a professional athlete we wouldn’t be in this courtroom,” Steinberg said.

    Probably true, but if he was a nobody, he would have gotten the hell beat out of him the next day so it goes both ways.

  2. If this was true and there was even a scintilla of criminality the police would have made and arrest. I mean who do you think this is? Ben Roethlisberger??

  3. But he has a mental illness (weakness) so all of this should be forgiven and we should turn him into the victim right?

  4. Interestingly enough eye, back and neck are all problems that cannot be verified medically…

  5. Let me think…I walk up to a table and punch one of the people sitting there, and another of the table occupants punches me, it’s his fault.
    Lesson #1: stay out of bar fights, but, expect to get punched if you start one.

  6. “Lawyer Harvey Steinberg, who has become the attorney of choice for basically every current or former Broncos player or coach, ”

    I’m sure he makes a good living that way and no doubt will be gainfully employed for years to come.

  7. Listening to this it sounds like someone going after a payday nothing more. Drunk girl comes out angry at drama in a club and starts swinging punches at people and gets hit by someone unknown.

    I can understand a lingering eye issue but never have I heard a punch permanently injuring someone’s neck and back in the history of fighting. I have absolutely no care for Brandon Marshall either way.

  8. So this money grabbing “victim” took a swing at one of Marshall’s friends because she was upset that the club was closing early on her birthday?? Sounds like a fine, upstanding women that would never exaggerate her injuries.

  9. This is who the NFL wants on inside the NFL and the NFL will stop at nothing to destroy Bradys reputation but if everyone conducted their self like Brady the NFL would have no crime. Unless you consider two equipment men texting reach other that Brady gets mad when the footballs are over inflated and wants the footballs at regulation levels a crime.

  10. So this person threw ice and champagne bottles at Marshall, busted up his wife, then when that didnt provoke him enough to do something she could sue for, she took a swing at him, or his teammate, and now wants money?

  11. “She said she took a swing at Sims-Walker, and that she then was struck by Marshall.”

    Bit of a change from her claim at the time that he struck her unprovoked.

  12. kneedragr says:
    Apr 6, 2016 10:19 AM

    So this person threw ice and champagne bottles at Marshall, busted up his wife, then when that didnt provoke him enough to do something she could sue for, she took a swing at him, or his teammate, and now wants money?
    _________________________
    And yet amazingly she had no trouble finding a scumbag attorney willing to take her case. I get very angry thinking how much worthless leeches like this end up costing the working taxpayer with their outrageous get-rich quick lawsuits

  13. Steinberg won Parrish Cox’s rape case and he actually impregnated the victim. Steinberg pays all the best criminal judges in Colorado since he is in the good ol’ boys club in the mile high city.
    Go Hawks!

  14. Soooo, she pissed and decides to take a swing at an NFL player, and because his buddy defends him she wants to get “paid”, what a world we live in!!!!

  15. When two Broncos players fight each other, he represents them both but uses a different sock puppet on each hand.

  16. But he has a mental illness (weakness)
    ———–
    The fact that you think mental illness equals weakness is sad.

  17. I just hope the case is presided over by someone with a bit of Judge Judy in him/her

  18. Guys, check it out. I’ve got a foolproof money making scheme!

    Step 1: Find someone who has a lot of money, preferably someone famous so that the news spreads quickly.

    Step 2: Physically provoke someone, but make sure it’s not the person with the money. A friend or significant other would be best.

    Step 3: Person with money comes to the defense of the attacked individual, hopefully physically. If not physically, keep instigating until it reaches that point.

    Step 4: Take rich person to court, pointing out how so very injured you’ve been since the altercation. Much like car accidents and whiplash, pick injuries that center around the neck as they are hard to prove medically. Also, make sure to cry, it shows that you’re really hurt by this.

    Step 5: Since you attacked someone who isn’t the rich person, have your lawyer claim that it wasn’t self defense because you didn’t attack said rich person.

    Step 6: ?????

    Step 7: Profit!

    Ok, who’s with me?

  19. vikesr4reel
    Apr 6, 2016, 10:11 AM EDT
    Sounds like a patriot!
    Gangsta!!

    Actually sound like an Adrian Peterson family member. You know cause they like to beat up defenseless people.

  20. deanvernonwormer says:
    Apr 6, 2016 10:08 AM
    If this was true and there was even a scintilla of criminality the police would have made and arrest. I mean who do you think this is? Ben Roethlisberger??

    The woman who tried to sue him only did so after she got fired from her hotel job for having an affair with one of their guest – Ben Roethlisberger. The police never charged him because her co-workers told them she bragged about the affair and wanted to bear his children. That’s why she got caught after all. Use your Google and look it up.

    I think another reason gold diggers keep on digging – besides the money – is that tools like you fall for their schemes. If they can get enough tools like you to believe them, they win. Quit being a tool and supporting frivolous lawsuits that waste my tax dollars.

  21. @thebirdofprey I kinda disagree and agree with you. Unknown what injury to a soft eyeball a punch could really do, but it couldn’t have been that hard a punch, if it did not fracture her orbital socket.

  22. I know there is an umbrella law with firearms that if someone you are with is in danger you can legally use lethal force IF NECESSARY (if you are a concealed carrier)

    I think the same would apply to fist, but im no lawyer.

  23. I wonder if she was crying in embarrassment for maintaining a lawsuit for damages proximately caused by her alcohol-induced ice-bucket and punch throwing.

  24. Justice should have a modicum of common sense to it. It doesn’t necessarily need courts or police to reveal itself. For instance, the teen who punched a Trump supporter for the egregious crime of not subscribing to the progressive consensus, got pepper sprayed. The result should be no arrests, because Lady Justice’s scales were balanced. Myles’ case should be no different, she instigated violence, she got punched-over-period. Except now she should have to pay Marshall’s legal fees. Perhaps a reprimand by the bar assoc. for her lawyer.

  25. “Lawyer Harvey Steinberg, who has become the attorney of choice for basically every current or former Broncos player or coach, ”

    Somebody’s jealous…

  26. Wow, this girl’s reaction to the club being closed early was to take a swing at a former NFL player for no apparent reason other than the club being closed (interesting thought process), and she’s surprised that someone actually hit her back? Throw a punch and expect to get punched in return. She absolutely had that coming to her. She started this fight and she was hurt as a result. She deserves nothing from Brandon Marshall other than the lesson learned.

  27. Clearly if permanent injuries are sustained for 4 years from 1 punch from Brandon Marshall, he’s in the wrong sport. He could be a champion boxer with that kind of power.

  28. Professional athletes.

    If sports did not exist, some would be leaders of men.
    Others would be in prison.

    Instead – these men are paid to to professional athletes. It’s their choice- I get it- but often I wonder how much different the world would be if men of their gifted stature would be progressing the world forward or holding society back?

  29. so he punched a woman in the face who punched a ex football player friend of his..sounds a tad bit excessive

  30. ““I have a feeling if he wasn’t a professional athlete he would have been charged in the criminal case,” Steinberg said.

    Fixed it for you.

  31. I get the “she started it” comments, but hitting a woman just wasn’t the way I was brought up.

    Based on the circumstances stated here, and they may in fact actually be different, but again based on what is stated here, in my mind there was no justification for punching Myles.

    Punching another woman as an act of chivalry…..I don’t agree with that except as a last resort, and I don’t think it was at that point, based on the content given here.

  32. Before this he was having altercations with his wife. Cops went to his place one time and found he had got stabbed. This was also after he declared himself with bi polar. I believe that’s what he has. No need to jump on the poster above.

  33. She DID NOT throw the ice bucket. Can you people even read?
    She was in the bathroom, came out AFTER the ice bucket incident, then proceeded to get angry because her birthday party got cancelled because of the ice bucket incident.
    She then threw a punch at one guy, which I guess gives other guys the right to beat her down.
    I don’t know, maybe she was a real threat to the NFL player and that was why Marshall had to step in to ‘defend’ his NFL Player friend.
    Unless she has provable injuries, I don’t believe she should sue, but if she still suffers from the hit, then go ahead with the suit. A jury who actually hears ALL the evidence can decide.

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