Chicago Bears Have Been Contacted About Brandon Marshall Incident
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has been contacted by the NFL regarding an incident last week involving his newest wide receiver Brandon Marshall, according to ESPNChicago.com.
"It is a process," Emery said, according to ESPN.com. "The league has contacted us. We're in contact with the league. We're working through this process with them, along with ourselves and doing our own work. We will monitor the process and follow it through to its conclusion."
A woman accused Marshall of striking her at a nightclub on Saturday, according to ESPN.com. Chicago sent two third-round picks to Miami for Marshall on Tuesday, and the team said that they had already known of the incident prior to the deal.
"What I can acknowledge is that we had a good trade partner in the Miami Dolphins and that (Dolphins GM) Jeff Ireland and I had a good conversation about all the facts he knew of the situation before the trade," Emery said. "I will acknowledge we were well aware of the situation.
"I'll also acknowledge we evaluated Brandon thoroughly before that. We had done our research. This came up toward the end of this process obviously. Jeff was very professional in his efforts to make sure that we knew everything that he knew of the situation. The rest of it we'll just have to follow through to its conclusion." Marshall, 27, had 81 catches for 1,214 yards and six touchdowns last season for Miami and was named to his third Pro Bowl.