Brandon Marshall says he's become a target

There is nothing official at this point but Brandon Marshall believes he will be completely cleared from the New York nightclub incident that happened less than 48 hours before he was traded to the Chicago Bears.

A woman accused Marshall of punching her in the face outside the club but police have yet to file charges and at this point there is no indication they will be forthcoming. Marshall has a checkered past with a long history of being accused of violence against women and multiple arrests.

“Until the New York Police Department comes out and says (something official), there's not much for me to say,” Marshall said, according to Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune. “When you've been through things like I've been through, you become a target. And it is so important to (put) yourself in clean and healthy environments.”

The Bears have said they believe Marshall will be exonerated. Of course, just because legal charges aren’t made doesn’t mean commissioner Roger Goodell will not act. But it is rare when he acts without legal charges being made.

“This situation in New York … there are surveillance cameras all over the place,” Marshall said. “And there are not too many places a 6-foot-5, 230-pound guy can hide. So the truth will come out. And when it does, I think I will be sitting in a great place.”

Stay tuned.

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