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BigPlayShay
01-03-2010, 09:22 AM
Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels decided to bench wide receiver Brandon Marshall for the regular-season finale after he was late to a scheduled therapy session with the Denver medical staff for treatment of a hamstring injury the team already believed he was exaggerating, according to multiple team sources.

Both Marshall and tight end Tony Scheffler have been advised they will not be permitted on the sideline or in the locker room when the Broncos play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in a game with playoff implications.

The Broncos sent Marshall for an MRI on his hamstring after he complained of the injury during Wednesday's practice. According to team sources, the test indicated that Marshall's hamstring was healthy.


The latest showdown between the head coach and the Pro Bowl receiver actually began the week before when Marshall excused himself from practice, complaining the cold weather was making it difficult for him to breathe.

Then, as the team reviewed tape of its loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, in which Marshall dropped several passes, McDaniels mentioned that certain plays had to be made. Marshall apparently felt he was being unfairly singled out for criticism.

According to Broncos sources, the problems with Marshall and Scheffler came after team leaders including Brian Dawkins, Champ Bailey, Kyle Orton, DJ Williams and Daniel Graham all met with McDaniels on Monday and encouraged him to take a hardline approach in preparing the team to finish the season against the Chiefs.

More: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4792471

Popps
01-03-2010, 09:26 AM
According to Broncos sources, the problems with Marshall and Scheffler came after team leaders including Brian Dawkins, Champ Bailey, Kyle Orton, DJ Williams and Daniel Graham all met with McDaniels on Monday and encouraged him to take a hardline approach in preparing the team to finish the season against the Chiefs

Wow.

All I know is, there's way more to this than what we're hearing.


Whitlock just reported on NFL Netowork that...

"After Marshall secured his Pro Bowl on Wednesday, there was a feeling among the organization that there may have been some exaggeration involved with this injury."



Like I've said, I have no idea if the coach did the right thing or not. But, this was obviously something that was precipitated by many other things, not just a knee-jerk decision.

McDaniels was mature enough to not only work through Marshall's issues, but get a Pro Bowl season out of him. Don't tell me he would simply throw away this Chiefs game out of petty reasoning.

Hogan11
01-03-2010, 09:28 AM
Dawkins & Bailey stock just fell with 70% of the board.

Gonna be interesting reads here the next week or so.

tsiguy96
01-03-2010, 09:29 AM
marshall gets his 100 catches and makes pro bowl, he gives up on the season and worries about his contract...awesome marshall, hope you get traded.

frerottenextelway
01-03-2010, 09:30 AM
Sounds like a divided lockerroom. Not sure about getting on Marshall for "not making plays". He had what, 1 bad quarter all year?

Chris
01-03-2010, 09:30 AM
The NFL is a brotherhood where success is built by team players like Dawkins and Bailey. Marshall and Scheffler are "me first" guys and from the looks of it always will be. They also consistently drop passes and can't take criticism - this latter trait is one aspect of what's known as "immaturity".

go_broncos
01-03-2010, 09:33 AM
According to Broncos sources, the problems with Marshall and Scheffler came after team leaders including Brian Dawkins, Champ Bailey, Kyle Orton, DJ Williams and Daniel Graham all met with McDaniels on Monday and encouraged him to take a hardline approach in preparing the team to finish the season against the Chiefs

Wow.

All I know is, there's way more to this than what we're hearing.


Whitlock just reported on NFL Netowork that...

"After Marshall secured his Pro Bowl on Wednesday, there was a feeling among the organization that there may have been some exaggeration involved with this injury."



Like I've said, I have no idea if the coach did the right thing or not. But, this was obviously something that was precipitated by many other things, not just a knee-jerk decision.

McDaniels was mature enough to not only work through Marshall's issues, but get a Pro Bowl season out of him. Don't tell me he would simply throw away this Chiefs game out of petty reasoning.

I respect Brian Dawkins and Champ Bailey.Other's suck.

TheDave
01-03-2010, 09:33 AM
Well this isn't going to help his trade value...

Rabb
01-03-2010, 09:38 AM
The NFL is a brotherhood where success is built by team players like Dawkins and Bailey. Marshall and Scheffler are "me first" guys and from the looks of it always will be. They also consistently drop passes and can't take criticism - this latter trait is one aspect of what's known as "immaturity".

great post, rep

I think this sums it up also

ZachKC
01-03-2010, 09:48 AM
So where are all those idiots trying to pile on McDaniels for doing his job as head coach of that football team. Just as I was suspecting he was doing.

If they want the players to run everything then don't hire a head coach.

tsiguy96
01-03-2010, 09:49 AM
So where are all those idiots trying to pile on McDaniels for doing his job as head coach of that football team. Just as I was suspecting he was doing.

If they want the players to run everything then don't hire a head coach.

its funny how charger and chiefs fans realize taht mcd is doing a better job that most idiotic bronco fans will admit.

Beantown Bronco
01-03-2010, 09:50 AM
But...but....RacistBroncoFan7 told me McD was losing the locker room.

Taco John
01-03-2010, 09:53 AM
its funny how charger and chiefs fans realize taht mcd is doing a better job that most idiotic bronco fans will admit.

You're mostly an idiot.

Pony Boy
01-03-2010, 09:55 AM
Well this isn't going to help his trade value...

Might be true but with so many teams needing a top notch receiver, I think we will get top dollar for his sorry ass....

Taco John
01-03-2010, 09:57 AM
According to Broncos sources, the problems with Marshall and Scheffler came after team leaders including Brian Dawkins, Champ Bailey, Kyle Orton, DJ Williams and Daniel Graham all met with McDaniels on Monday and encouraged him to take a hardline approach in preparing the team to finish the season against the Chiefs

Wow.

All I know is, there's way more to this than what we're hearing.


Whitlock just reported on NFL Netowork that...

"After Marshall secured his Pro Bowl on Wednesday, there was a feeling among the organization that there may have been some exaggeration involved with this injury."



Like I've said, I have no idea if the coach did the right thing or not. But, this was obviously something that was precipitated by many other things, not just a knee-jerk decision.

McDaniels was mature enough to not only work through Marshall's issues, but get a Pro Bowl season out of him. Don't tell me he would simply throw away this Chiefs game out of petty reasoning.


This is why I reserved judgement on the actual move to formally bench the guy. I wanted to know what the team leaders thought. Nice to find out. That said, I think McDaniels made a mistake by going public with the move. It should have been left internally.

I think, and could be wrong, that going public with it was a calculated move. At least I hope it was. I think Josh felt like he needed to do a little CYA with the fans because he doesn't plan on bringing Marshall back this season. Even if this is true, I think he should have left it inside company walls. It doesn't help our situation in trying to deal him.

tsiguy96
01-03-2010, 09:58 AM
You're mostly an idiot.

youre gutless drunk posts, as well as mcd is destroying this franchise posts and gloom and goom BS, prove that you have no right to call people anything.

Taco John
01-03-2010, 09:58 AM
youre gutless drunk posts, as well as mcd is destroying this franchise posts and gloom and goom BS, prove that you have no right to call people anything.

You're mostly an idiot.

Popcorn Sutton
01-03-2010, 10:00 AM
you're mostly an idiot.

lol

Popps
01-03-2010, 10:01 AM
This is why I reserved judgement on the actual move to formally bench the guy. I wanted to know what the team leaders thought. Nice to find out. That said, I think McDaniels made a mistake by going public with the move. It should have been left internally.

I think, and could be wrong, that going public with it was a calculated move. At least I hope it was. I think Josh felt like he needed to do a little CYA with the fans because he doesn't plan on bringing Marshall back this season. Even if this is true, I think he should have left it inside company walls. It doesn't help our situation in trying to deal him.

Absolutely it was, Taco.

He made a point to say that this was the result of a team meeting on Wednesday, as well. I mean, like it or not... this isn't a move made without thought, and certainly wasn't a move made without consulting his team leaders.

We'll see it if it works out in the long-run, but he wouldn't have done this if he didn't think it was the right thing to do for the team. This notion that it may have been "petty" is insane.

Rulon Velvet Jones
01-03-2010, 10:03 AM
This is why I reserved judgement on the actual move to formally bench the guy. I wanted to know what the team leaders thought. Nice to find out. That said, I think McDaniels made a mistake by going public with the move. It should have been left internally.

I think, and could be wrong, that going public with it was a calculated move. At least I hope it was. I think Josh felt like he needed to do a little CYA with the fans because he doesn't plan on bringing Marshall back this season. Even if this is true, I think he should have left it inside company walls. It doesn't help our situation in trying to deal him.

You mean to keep the quotes behind the scenes, right? Because there's no way something like this could be held back unless McDaniels simply lied and said he wasn't playing because of the injury. But if there were issues with Marshall's behavior, it lets the rest of the team know they can get away with these things and that coach would cover for them. Maybe the spat of words was a bit much, but these guys had to be called out for dogging it on the team.

Taco John
01-03-2010, 10:07 AM
You mean to keep the quotes behind the scenes, right? Because there's no way something like this could be held back unless McDaniels simply lied and said he wasn't playing because of the injury.


It can be and has in the past. A very similar scenario played itself out behind the scenes with Trevor Pryce. Why do you think we let our best pass rusher get away to the Ravens? I managed co catch some of the behind the scenes whispers about it under strict confidence. One of those, "they'll know who the source is if this gets out, so this is for your ears only..." kind of tips.

Jason in LA
01-03-2010, 10:12 AM
This is why I reserved judgement on the actual move to formally bench the guy. I wanted to know what the team leaders thought. Nice to find out. That said, I think McDaniels made a mistake by going public with the move. It should have been left internally.

I think, and could be wrong, that going public with it was a calculated move. At least I hope it was. I think Josh felt like he needed to do a little CYA with the fans because he doesn't plan on bringing Marshall back this season. Even if this is true, I think he should have left it inside company walls. It doesn't help our situation in trying to deal him.

I also felt that this should have been handled internally to avoid the negative media attention.

Since they wanted to go public with it, the information that was provided at the beginning of this thread should have been given when the decision was made. That would have avoided a lot of knee jerk reactions. If this information is correct, then the organization, and McD, wouldn't have looked so bad.

I wonder what the other side of the story is. Once they decided to go public, they should have released all information so people wouldn't have to fill in the blanks.

bpc
01-03-2010, 10:14 AM
I appreciate Champ, BDawk and a few others taking ****heads to task and telling the coach to do so, despite the repercussions of the action.

I've long said Brandon Marshall was a great football player, but a piece of crap off the field. Guys like styguy continue to mock regulars for our hardline stance as if we haven't seen BMarsh's bastard act before.

Get draft picks for this guy and move on. Unfortunately, that's one more hole to fill. Man what I wouldn't give to trade Brandon Marshall for Miles Austin, straight up.

broncocalijohn
01-03-2010, 10:15 AM
According to Broncos sources, the problems with Marshall and Scheffler came after team leaders including Brian Dawkins, Champ Bailey, Kyle Orton, DJ Williams and Daniel Graham all met with McDaniels on Monday and encouraged him to take a hardline approach in preparing the team to finish the season against the Chiefs

Wow.

All I know is, there's way more to this than what we're hearing.


Whitlock just reported on NFL Netowork that...

"After Marshall secured his Pro Bowl on Wednesday, there was a feeling among the organization that there may have been some exaggeration involved with this injury."



Like I've said, I have no idea if the coach did the right thing or not. But, this was obviously something that was precipitated by many other things, not just a knee-jerk decision.

McDaniels was mature enough to not only work through Marshall's issues, but get a Pro Bowl season out of him. Don't tell me he would simply throw away this Chiefs game out of petty reasoning.

since the leaders came to McD on Wednesday and this BM problem came on Wednesday, I am not going to say there is a connection between them and BM but when I heard the ESPN interview of him telling everyone about his vintage car collection and showing off the "beauty" and "the Beast" collector cars, I was thinking if the pro bowl was more important. Not stating fact, but just a passing feeling on it. Then Friday comes around......

Pony Boy
01-03-2010, 10:19 AM
This is why I reserved judgement on the actual move to formally bench the guy. I wanted to know what the team leaders thought. Nice to find out. That said, I think McDaniels made a mistake by going public with the move. It should have been left internally.

I think, and could be wrong, that going public with it was a calculated move. At least I hope it was. I think Josh felt like he needed to do a little CYA with the fans because he doesn't plan on bringing Marshall back this season. Even if this is true, I think he should have left it inside company walls. It doesn't help our situation in trying to deal him.

With all this tweet stuff and the blogs, it's almost impossible to keep this stuff internal within the organization. The old days when you could lock the reporters out are long gone. To tweet or not to tweet that is the question.

ant1999e
01-03-2010, 10:22 AM
God forbid marshall be exposed and all the blame not be left on McDaniels.

Taco John
01-03-2010, 10:24 AM
God forbid marshall be exposed and all the blame not be left on McDaniels.


I'm not woried who takes the blame. He's the head coach. He takes blame either way.

The main concern is that we need to get something out of Marshall.

Pseudofool
01-03-2010, 10:30 AM
Whoa! Whoa! You mean there was more going on then a simple injury? You mean the locker room leaders like McD staying the hard line? Whoa! There's context? Who knew?

Borks147
01-03-2010, 10:30 AM
According to Broncos sources, the problems with Marshall and Scheffler came after team leaders including Brian Dawkins, Champ Bailey, Kyle Orton, DJ Williams and Daniel Graham all met with McDaniels on Monday and encouraged him to take a hardline approach in preparing the team to finish the season against the Chiefs.

More: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4792471

all of these dudes better be back next year...

baja
01-03-2010, 10:34 AM
marshall gets his 100 catches and makes pro bowl, he gives up on the season and worries about his contract...awesome marshall, hope you get traded.

This is the most sensible and logical explanation of all the options.

Pony Boy
01-03-2010, 10:35 AM
I see a lot of T.O. in BMarsh, he will never be happy where ever he ends up. It's a sad situation, I see him being a hired gun floating from team to team leaving a path of destruction.

Jason in LA
01-03-2010, 10:35 AM
I read the rest of the article that wasn't posted in this thread, and it just makes Marshall look bad. I'd say that the way he's acted this year is really going to cost him a lot of money. What team is going to be willing to fork over big time money for him? He'll get his payday, but I bet he won't get what his talent is really worth. Here's another portion of the article (it seems that Marshall may have been faking the injury after he was pretty much put on blast in the team meeting):

"That development, combined with a home loss to the Raiders, compelled McDaniels to emphasize the need for accountability in a full team meeting Wednesday. It was later that day when Marshall complained about his hamstring.

Scheffler was presumably demoted to the scout team after he was overheard telling teammates that he couldn't wait for Denver's season to end.

The Broncos do not think it's a coincidence that Marshall became a distraction almost immediately after achieving several personal goals, including having another 100-catch season and making the Pro Bowl. McDaniels has been implementing a team-first mentality similar to that he experienced while part of Bill Belichick's staff with the three-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

It's possible Marshall has played his last game with the Broncos, sources close to the situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Marshall is scheduled to be a free agent this offseason, and will be a restricted free agent if next season is uncapped, as is expected."

baja
01-03-2010, 10:38 AM
You're mostly an idiot.

I might have to ban you for that. ;D

ant1999e
01-03-2010, 10:38 AM
I read the rest of the article that wasn't posted in this thread, and it just makes Marshall look bad. I'd say that the way he's acted this year is really going to cost him a lot of money. What team is going to be willing to fork over big time money for him? He'll get his payday, but I bet he won't get what his talent is really worth. Here's another portion of the article (it seems that Marshall may have been faking the injury after he was pretty much put on blast in the team meeting):

"That development, combined with a home loss to the Raiders, compelled McDaniels to emphasize the need for accountability in a full team meeting Wednesday. It was later that day when Marshall complained about his hamstring.

Scheffler was presumably demoted to the scout team after he was overheard telling teammates that he couldn't wait for Denver's season to end.

The Broncos do not think it's a coincidence that Marshall became a distraction almost immediately after achieving several personal goals, including having another 100-catch season and making the Pro Bowl. McDaniels has been implementing a team-first mentality similar to that he experienced while part of Bill Belichick's staff with the three-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

It's possible Marshall has played his last game with the Broncos, sources close to the situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Marshall is scheduled to be a free agent this offseason, and will be a restricted free agent if next season is uncapped, as is expected."

Seems pretty cut and dry doesn't it?

Pseudofool
01-03-2010, 10:39 AM
The main concern is that we need to get something out of Marshall.
Yeah, all that controversy around Cutler really drove his price down.

Those who are trumpeting the reduced trade value card are fooling themselves. He'll be an RFA and get the highest tag and given his youth and skill, there will be many teams lining up to get a first and a third. This would have been the case no matter what's happening in the media, unless we sign-and-traded him, or franchised him...

DHallblows
01-03-2010, 10:41 AM
I might have to ban you for that. ;D

The douche bag thinks he owns the place!

baja
01-03-2010, 10:41 AM
It can be and has in the past. A very similar scenario played itself out behind the scenes with Trevor Pryce. Why do you think we let our best pass rusher get away to the Ravens? I managed co catch some of the behind the scenes whispers about it under strict confidence. One of those, "they'll know who the source is if this gets out, so this is for your ears only..." kind of tips.

Kinda like what Shanny tells me when we go fishing, oh if only i could talk....

bpc
01-03-2010, 10:42 AM
I might have to ban you for that. ;D

You can't ban somebody for telling the truth.

baja
01-03-2010, 10:48 AM
I see a lot of T.O. in BMarsh, he will never be happy where ever he ends up. It's a sad situation, I see him being a hired gun floating from team to team leaving a path of destruction.

This is the first year he has been called to task for his commitment to football, I think we will eventually find a home and figure it out. I hope it is with the broncos because a committed Brian Marshall is truly a beast.

Ratboy
01-03-2010, 10:50 AM
I don't see how a "hardline approach" involves benching your best player.

McDaniels is out there for sure.

frerottenextelway
01-03-2010, 10:50 AM
This is the first year he has been called to task for his commitment to football, I think we will eventually find a home and figure it out. I hope it is with the broncos because a committed Brian Marshall is truly a beast.

Brian? LOL

DenverBrit
01-03-2010, 10:52 AM
I don't see how a "hardline approach" involves benching your best player.

McDaniels is out there for sure.

It works better than benching a backup.

Taco John
01-03-2010, 10:53 AM
You can't ban somebody for telling the truth.

It's physically possible... :)

Jason in LA
01-03-2010, 10:56 AM
I don't see how a "hardline approach" involves benching your best player.

McDaniels is out there for sure.

I'm half way with you on this one. Marshall isn't given anybody much to work with here, but in a must win game, you have to play him. If he's hurting the team during the game, then bench him. He's too good of a player, and this game is extremely important. Sometimes a coach has to put his ego to the side. Be tough, but don't hurt the team being tough.

Like I said, Marshall isn't giving anybody much to work with. He's making it impossible to defend him. So I'm not about to be in his corner. But the team needs him. If they somehow make the playoffs they'll really need him.

If McD is going to be a great coach he has to know how to deal with certain egos. He has to be able to get the best out of players. And he has to know how to deal with the bad attitudes. I'm not blaming McD for this situation at all but it certainly doesn't make him look good either.

Pseudofool
01-03-2010, 11:10 AM
I don't see how a "hardline approach" involves benching your best player.
How else would you define the hardline approach? And would you define it differently for different players?

Cool Breeze
01-03-2010, 11:25 AM
I wonder who fed Burger Bill this info.
I wonder what Marshall and Scheffler have to say about it.
I wonder why there are crickets chirping instead of McDaniels haters bitching.
I figured there would be a good reason for these moves.
I'm looking forward to year 2 of the McDaniels era.
Lets win today!

fontaine
01-03-2010, 11:29 AM
I like the way Marshall plays on the field because he goes all out and is a game winner for us.

I think it would be stupid to trade this guy when he's clearly going to be under contract when we don't even have a number two WR on the team. It was bad enough having defenses go all out against our running game this year. Without Marshall our offense will truely be dink and dunk.

Dedhed
01-03-2010, 11:34 AM
Scheffler and Marshall are both whiny little pissants who followed Cutler's lead in thinking that they above needing coaching. They want because they're better than the team.

Get bent pansies.

Dedhed
01-03-2010, 11:37 AM
I like the way Marshall plays on the field because he goes all out and is a game winner for us.

That's when he feels like catching the ball, though, right?

Houshyamama
01-03-2010, 11:37 AM
youre gutless drunk posts, as well as mcd is destroying this franchise posts and gloom and goom BS, prove that you have no right to call people anything.

I don't get this part (not that I understand the rest but...)

You are gutless drunk posts? That makes no sense

BigPlayShay
01-03-2010, 11:39 AM
I wonder who fed Burger Bill this info.
I wonder what Marshall and Scheffler have to say about it.
I wonder why there are crickets chirping instead of McDaniels haters b****ing.
I figured there would be a good reason for these moves.
I'm looking forward to year 2 of the McDaniels era.
Lets win today!

This wasn't Burger Bill's article, it was Ed Werder.

Broncoman13
01-03-2010, 11:42 AM
youre gutless drunk posts, as well as mcd is destroying this franchise posts and gloom and goom BS, prove that you have no right to call people anything.

You're both idiots but you appear to have a big lead in that race.

Cool Breeze
01-03-2010, 11:46 AM
This wasn't Burger Bill's article, it was Ed Werder.

oh yea. I saw Bill's pic on there.
It pays to read the fine print.:wave:

Paladin
01-03-2010, 11:57 AM
But the team needs him. If they somehow make the playoffs they'll really need him.

No they don't. They need only to have one of the other WRs catch the ball and approximate the number of yards and scores. It's a team game......

Vegas_Bronco
01-03-2010, 11:58 AM
Someone really f-ed up here with these young Broncos players. I mean really? These guys come in here and think they can tell the owners when and how they are going to play? I give Marshall the worst of the worst as far as his actions go - he was told better and has/had an excellent mentor in Rod Smith. Rod spent a lot of his own free time with the young and dumb to make them better. Sad thing is that I really think Marshall will start to mature, but only after he sees the COLD HARD SIDE of the NFL...which won't happen until he leaves the Broncos obviously...because DAMN!

Friday, May 29, 2009
Updated: May 31, 12:55 PM ET
Timeline of events: Brandon Marshall

<HR width="100%" noShade SIZE=1>By John Barr
Special to ESPN.com


Oct. 31, 2004: During his junior year at the University of Central Florida, Brandon Marshall faced misdemeanor charges of trespass, resisting arrest without violence, disorderly conduct, refusal to obey and assault on a police officer after an argument with an off-duty Florida Highway Patrol officer turned heated at an Orlando Denny's restaurant. According to the off-duty officer, Marshall, who'd been asked to leave the restaurant for creating a disturbance, accused the officer and the restaurant manager of being "racist," threatened to sue Denny's and the Florida Highway Patrol and said he was "a star and a well-known athlete." Marshall screamed profanities and locked his fists as if he were preparing to strike the officer, according to the report. The charges were later dismissed.

April 8, 2005: Marshall was charged with retail theft, a misdemeanor, after trying to return a stolen set of bed sheets, valued at $19.99, to a Burlington Coat Factory, according to a police report of the incident. The charge was later dropped.

April 2006: Marshall was drafted by the Broncos in the fourth round of the NFL draft, No. 119 overall.

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width=5 rowSpan=2><SPACER type="block" height="1" width="5"></TD><TD width=300>http://sports.espn.go.com/photo/2009/0531/otl_e_marshall_300.jpg</TD></TR><TR><TD width=300>Brandon Marshall and Rasheedah Watley had dated since they were teenagers.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

June 17, 2006: Conflicting police reports from Marshall and Rasheedah Watley were filed with the Orange County, Fla., Sheriff's Department. Marshall told police that Watley became violent after seeing him earlier that evening as the object of another woman's affection. Marshall described Watley to police as an old family friend and told police that Watley punched him and scratched his chest after an argument inside the couple's Orlando apartment spiraled out of control. Watley, who filed a police report by phone from Atlanta three days after the incident, told Florida police that Marshall was the aggressor, and that he slapped her in the face, grabbed her by the arms and pushed her to the ground, and that Marshall's sister, London, who was also present during the fight, cut Watley above her eye by throwing a cell phone or remote control at her face. No charges were ever filed.

Dec. 31, 2006: Marshall and several Broncos teammates were present at "The Shelter," a nightclub in Denver's LoDo section, as part of a birthday celebration for Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin. Former Broncos wide receiver Javon Walker later told HBO's "Real Sports" that an argument broke out at the club when Marshall and his cousin sprayed champagne on another club patron and his friend. The men, who argued with Marshall and his cousin, were then asked to leave the club, Walker told HBO. Walker admitted he didn't see the encounter. According to media reports, around closing time, Marshall and his cousin were seen on the sidewalk outside the club arguing with the patrons who had been ejected from the club earlier that night. Walker told HBO that he believes the argument contributed to a drive-by shooting a short time later that killed Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams.

Jan. 24, 2007: Police responded to a parking lot outside an Orlando bowling alley where Marshall and his father had a heated argument. According to a police report of the incident, Frederick Marshall said his son took out a handgun and fired one shot at him after the two men argued. Frederick Marshall, who refused to sign a sworn statement or press charges, said his son left the area after firing the handgun. Several witnesses said they never heard gunshots, according to the police report. While officers spoke with Frederick Marshall that evening, Brandon Marshall returned to the parking lot and provided his own statement. Brandon Marshall told police that his father had asked him for money earlier that night and that when he said "no," Frederick Marshall left the bowling alley in anger, broke a beer bottle on Brandon Marshall's vehicle and then tried to run down Brandon Marshall with his car, forcing him to jump between two vehicles in the parking lot to avoid getting hit, according to the report. Frederick Marshall also threatened to "ruin professional football career," according to the police report. Brandon Marshall also declined to press charges.

March 18, 2007: Atlanta police responded to a domestic dispute call at the Westin Peachtree hotel. Watley told officers that after meeting Marshall at the hotel that night, he became enraged after he went through her cell phone call list and noticed she'd been speaking with an ex-boyfriend. Watley told police Marshall hit her repeatedly with a closed fist. While she refused medical attention, police noticed a large, dark-colored bruise on Watley's chin. Police reported seeing Marshall in the lobby of a neighboring hotel but, according to the report, Marshall left and was not arrested. Police advised Watley to take out a warrant for Marshall's arrest, but Watley never did. No charges were ever filed.

March 21, 2007: Watley filed a report with police in Boca Raton, Fla. Watley and Marshall, who were staying in south Florida with Marshall's uncle, told police that an argument started that night at a local restaurant after Marshall refused to ask Watley to marry him. According to a police report, while Watley was walking home, Marshall grabbed a large pipe from a construction site and hit the ground with it in frustration. Nobody was hurt. Police characterized the incident as a verbal domestic dispute. No charges were filed.

March 26, 2007: Police in Douglas County, Colo., arrested Marshall for false imprisonment and domestic violence. Watley told "Outside the Lines" she was assaulted by Marshall a day earlier at Marshall's suburban Denver home -- she never reported that incident to police -- and that she was attempting to fly back to Atlanta to get away from Marshall. Watley told police she and Marshall argued at the Denver airport and that she later agreed to return to Marshall's home. Watley told police when she attempted to leave Marshall's home a second time, Marshall followed her taxi and, at one point, blocked its path with his Dodge Charger, leapt from his car and punched the taxi cab's windows. When contacted by "Outside the Lines," the cab driver confirmed Watley's version of events. Marshall denied punching the taxi cab's windows and later told police he was only trying to retrieve his cell phone, which he said Watley had taken from him.

May 25, 2007: Charges against Marshall relating to his arrest in Douglas County, Colo., were dismissed after he successfully completed anger management classes.

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June 8, 2007: Police responded to Marshall and Watley's Atlanta condo at 5 a.m. and found Watley with a noticeable cut on her right thigh. Watley initially told officers that she accidentally cut herself with a kitchen knife. Watley told the first officer to arrive that while she had argued with Marshall earlier that evening, no physical abuse occurred. Marshall was not present. Roughly an hour later, at 6:07 a.m., police were dispatched to the condo a second time. On this second visit Watley told police that Marshall did indeed cut her thigh with a kitchen knife during a fight earlier that evening and that he later returned to the condo and continued to assault Watley by punching her in the forehead. Watley's friend, Kristeena Spivey, told police that while she was attempting to drive Watley from the condo complex, she noticed Marshall attempting to leave the scene. Spivey, who called 911 to make officers aware of Marshall's whereabouts, said when she attempted to block Marshall's exit from the parking lot with her vehicle, Marshall rammed her car with his Cadillac Escalade and then left his SUV and threw a large rock at the passenger side of Spivey's car. Marshall fled the scene before police arrived, according to Spivey and Watley. Watley was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. No charges were ever filed.

June 30, 2007: Atlanta police responded to a fight-in-progress call at Marshall and Watley's condo. Watley told police that a fight broke out after Marshall missed a flight and blamed Watley. Watley told police Marshall struck her with a closed fist and choked her. Watley had a bruise on her left eye and noticeable scratches on her body, according to a police report of the incident. Officers made Watley aware of the procedures to obtain a restraining order. No charges were filed.

Oct. 22, 2007: Hours after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers, Marshall was cited at 2 a.m. by Denver police for driving under the influence after he was seen driving erratically. His blood-alcohol level was 0.116 (the legal limit for DUI in Colorado is 0.08).

Jan. 18, 2008: Watley obtained a temporary protective order against Marshall in Fulton County (Ga.) Superior Court. At the time, Marshall was forbidden to come within 200 yards of Watley. Watley, through her attorneys, eventually agreed to lift the court order.

Feb. 18, 2008: Watley told "Outside the Lines" that as part of a Valentine's Day present, and in an attempt to repair their relationship, Marshall surprised her with a last-minute trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico. While on that trip, Watley said, Marshall argued with her about an ex-boyfriend. Watley said Marshall assaulted her at San Juan's Condado Plaza Hotel, hitting her in the mouth, which caused her to bleed, and choking her on the bed. A report was filed by police saying officers were called to the hotel to help hotel security escort guests from the property. The report does not mention Watley, Marshall or any details of the incident.

March 4, 2008: Police responded around 9 p.m. to a fight call at Marshall and Watley's Atlanta condo and found Marshall bleeding from his hand. Marshall initially told police that during an argument with Watley, one of Watley's sisters cut him on his hand with a knife. When asked by police who had the knife, Marshall then told officers there was no knife, and that he'd been cut on glass during a fight with Watley. Watley told police that Marshall became upset after finding text messages from an ex-boyfriend on Watley's phone. Watley had several cuts on her lips, according to a police report, and told officers that Marshall had grabbed her by the head and slapped her. While police were interviewing Watley, Marshall fled, according to a report of the incident.

March 5, 2008: Police returned to Marshall and Watley's condo around 1 a.m. Watley and her sister both told police that after the fight earlier that same evening, Marshall returned to the condo, took Watley's purse and threw her personal belongings, including clothing, off of the 20th floor balcony. Police told Watley to leave the residence, but she declined and explained that she feared Marshall would return again once officers left and damage more of her property.

March 5, 2008: Watley obtained her second temporary protective order against Marshall in Fulton County Superior Court. Marshall was once again forbidden by the court order to come within 200 yards of Watley.

May 5, 2008: Atlanta police were called once again to the condo Watley shared for more than a year with Marshall. According to a police report, Watley and Marshall's mother argued about Watley's attempt to remove items from the condo. No charges were filed.

Aug. 5, 2008: The NFL released a statement announcing that Marshall would be suspended without pay for the Broncos' first three regular-season games of 2008 for violating the NFL personal conduct policy. The statement noted that "if Marshall fully complies with required counseling and other conditions of the suspension, Commissioner Goodell will consider reducing the suspension to two games."

Aug. 28, 2008: Less than a month after the NFL released a statement announcing Marshall's suspension, the league released another statement saying Marshall's suspension had been reduced upon appeal to one game without pay plus an additional fine of one game check. An NFL spokesman told ESPN "a potential reduction in [Marshall's] initial three-game suspension was always contemplated if he complied with required counseling and other conditions of the suspension." The spokesman would not elaborate on the precise conditions Marshall met to have his suspension reduced.

Sept. 10, 2008: Marshall was charged with two misdemeanor counts of simple battery as a result of the incident the previous March (his formal bond arraignment was Nov. 3, 2008). Simple battery, according to the Fulton County District Attorney's office, is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

Sept. 12, 2008: Nearly a year after being cited for DUI in Denver, Marshall pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of driving while ability-impaired. He was sentenced to one year of probation.

Feb. 5, 2009: While attending a dinner party in Honolulu as part of his Pro Bowl appearance, Marshall proposed to Michi Nogami-Campbell. Marshall told the Denver Post he met Nogami-Campbell while the two attended the University of Central Florida. The engagement prompted several sports writers to praise what they characterized as Marshall's maturity.

March 1, 2009: Marshall and his fiancée, Nogami-Campbell, were seen by an off-duty Atlanta police officer arguing outside the same Atlanta condo Marshall once shared with Watley. According to a police report of the incident, the off-duty officer saw Marshall and Nogami-Campbell kicking and punching one another on the sidewalk outside the condo building. The off-duty officer said she saw Marshall grab Nogami-Campbell by the shirt and pin her up against the wall. Nogami-Campbell continued to kick and hit Marshall, the officer said. Both Marshall and Nogami-Campbell were arrested and taken to the Atlanta City Jail. They were released later that same day and charges were dismissed. In a statement to ESPN, the NFL said the incident remains "under review."

John Barr is a reporter in ESPN's Enterprise Unit. He can be reached at jbarr-espn@hotmail.com. ESPN producer Justine Gubar contributed to this report.
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WolfpackGuy
01-03-2010, 12:03 PM
No they don't. They need only to have one of the other WRs catch the ball and approximate the number of yards and scores. It's a team game......

Who's left?

I hope Clady has his receivers gloves ready.

TonyR
01-03-2010, 12:25 PM
I don't see how a "hardline approach" involves benching your best player.


Marshall benched himself before McD declared him inactive and banished him. Faked/exaggerated an injury, said he couldn't play, whined during a film session, showed up late for therapy on his "injury". Marshall didn't intend on playing so McD's actions are really only symbolic.

PRBronco
01-03-2010, 12:28 PM
Damn it Brandon, you've forced me to bring back my avatar.

broncocalijohn
01-03-2010, 12:31 PM
Someone really f-ed up here with these young Broncos players. I mean really? These guys come in here and think they can tell the owners when and how they are going to play? I give Marshall the worst of the worst as far as his actions go - he was told better and has/had an excellent mentor in Rod Smith. Rod spent a lot of his own free time with the young and dumb to make them better. Sad thing is that I really think Marshall will start to mature, but only after he sees the COLD HARD SIDE of the NFL...which won't happen until he leaves the Broncos obviously...because DAMN!

Friday, May 29, 2009
Updated: May 31, 12:55 PM ET
Timeline of events: Brandon Marshall

<HR width="100%" noShade SIZE=1>By John Barr
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Without rehashing all the dates with or without police reports, it does confirm that Rasheedah Watley, while very beautiful with a laughable first name, is also a complete moron for going back to a guy that constantly beats or abuses her mentally. BM wouldnt have to be a total ass with her if she left the first or second time it happened. Seems she loved the fact he was famous with money.