Look for Commissioner Roger Goodell to hand down a lengthy suspension to Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall. This time it could be up to an 8 game suspension for Pro Bowler.
The often in trouble player was arrested again, this time in Atlanta for disorderly conduct stemming from a fight. Marshall was booked into the Atlanta City Jail at 5:50 am on Sunday and released five hours later posting a bond of $300.
A supervisor of the jail said Marshall was due in court at 8am Monday morning and had no further details about his arrest.
After sitting out the opener last season, Marshall returned from his suspension insisting he had turned round his life. He began making weekly visits to the Darrent Williams Teen Center on his days off to help inner city youths, something he said kept him grounded and fed his desire to stay off the police blotter.
Team spokesman Patrick Smyth said the Broncos were aware of reports of Marshall’s arrest but had no comment, and Marshall’s Denver-based lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, also declined comment.
His agent, Kennard McGwire, didn’t immediately return an e-mail. Calls and e-mails also were sent after hours to Broncos general manager Brian Xanders and league spokesman Greg Aiello by writers for the AP.
League policy states that a player does not have to be convicted in order to be suspended by the commissioner.