Posted Fri Aug 14th by Monty
The jury has ruled on Brandon Marshall‘s misdemeanor battery case, finding the Denver Broncos wide receiver not guilty for charges stemming from a March 2008 incident between Marshall and his ex-girlfriend Rasheedah Watley. The two-day hearing began Thursday in Atlanta, GA, with the six-person jury reaching the decision after just over an hour Friday.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, the Denver Post reports that Marshall’s hip is healthy, citing an NFL source. He should return to the practice field next week.
The acquittal clears Marshall from another potential league suspension. Marshall was suspended for one game in 2008 for multiple incidents, including a DUI charge. Assuming Marshall steers clear of trouble moving forward, he shouldn’t be receiving any more letters from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Marshall obviously won’t be available for tonight’s preseason opener in San Francisco, but the door is now open for his return to the football field in 2009, and sooner rather than later.
You have a clean slate now, Marshall. The past is truly, TRULY behind you. I hope you keep it there… Now get back on the field and earn a contract.
• Marshall: Not Guilty [Denver Post]