Agent, lawyer defend conduct of Marquez White

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Cowboys cornerback Marquez White faces felony assault charges due to a road-rage incident from last October, during which he eventually displayed a gun to another driver. White’s agent and lawyer argue that charges should not have been filed.

“We are very proud of the way he handled the entire situation,” agent Peter Schaffer said in a statement issued to PFT. “He defused a potentially dangerous encounter and did everything by the book. He notififed the team and his agent. The police have done a disservice to him by doing an inadequate investigation and filing charges with no proof or justification.”

Lawyer Toby Shook agreed.

Marquez did everything legally,” Shook told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He displayed a gun, but didn’t point it at this individual because he was very concerned with how this individual was making threats. I’m hopeful that this case can be dismissed because I don’t think he violated the law.”

White says that he displayed the gun after the other driver threatened to kill White and reached for his glove box.

18 responses to “Agent, lawyer defend conduct of Marquez White

  1. Brandishing is illegal.

    The ONLY time you ever remove your weapon from its holster is if you believe your life is in danger and it’s use is imminent to protect your life.

    I mean you think you’re going to die then and there.

  2. Not condoning his actions, and farbeit for me to defend a cowboy, but how is brandishing a weapon felony assault?

  3. So an Agent and a lawyer state he’s a good person??? Well, I they would be the experts for judging character… HaHaHa

  4. The ONLY time you ever remove your weapon from its holster is if you believe your life is in danger and it’s use is imminent to protect your life.

    I mean you think you’re going to die then and there.
    I am a ccp holder. You are 100% correct. If I was ever in the position that I un-holstered my weapon and pointed it at someone, it WOULD go off and the other person would be in a world of hurt.

  5. Texas has no brandishing laws. They do have a Deadly Conduct law, but no shots were fired, so it isn’t that. This isn’t going to stick legally. Mara will still probably suspend White for half the season though.

  6. I thought this was road-rage. How did he manage to hear all this stuff if he was driving?

  7. It may have been in a holster,
    If not it could’ve had the trigger blocker attached

    You holding a bat up at a potential purse snatcher & drawing back the same bat, while approaching the suspect in an offensive stance are two different contexts

    Why wasn’t White arrested immediately or a day so afterwards?
    White said he called the police
    The report say the other driver did

    Why would you follow me home or anywhere if you honestly felt threatened?
    Call in the plates & stay safe & allow law enforcement to eork

    He couldn’t have felt too threatened

    Makes good sense why an arrest didn’t happen til (9) months later

    Law enforcement didn’t see a potential threat either, obviously

    But as it was found to be another Dallas Cowboys player, especially another gun being brandished,,,,,
    & it fits Whites statement

    But these are scenarios I thought of
    Allow all the facts to surface

  8. LOL, having a gun and threatening to kill someone is more tolerable then make a failed pass at your Uber driver. He did everything right?! Carrying a gun and using it to threaten another driver. God I love America, glad I’m Canadian.

  9. Apparently, one should assume all NFL players are armed unless they are in their own home, then it’s iffy.

  10. Talk about spin. Everything the attorney said is hearsay from his client and can’t be proved in a court of law. What can be proved is he threatened another human being with a gun in a road rage incident and that’s why he was charged.

  11. These are SHOCKING developments! Completely neutral parties with no penchant for lying are saying he did nothing wrong?—good enough for me!

  12. By Texas statute he committed Assault, pre Penal Code Chapter 22. Assaultive Offenses:

    Sec. 22.01. ASSAULT. (a) A person commits an offense if the person:

    (1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person’s spouse;

    (2) intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person’s spouse; or

    . . .

    There is a lot more and from my review I don’t think this would raise to a felony, but the code is long and there might be something other code that makes this offense during a road rage incident become a felony. Having said all that there is no doubt, by either Whites or the other driver’s account of the incident, that White did in fact commit assault, as Texas law defines it.

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