Bears' Brandon Marshall discusses NFL's new domestic violence policy
Marshall has been involved in multiple domestic incidents and was suspended three games in 2008 for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
Marshall was asked how the new rules, under which first offense results in a six-game suspension and a second offense results a lifetime ban, would have applied to him. After recalling his own situation and considering whether his behavior would have changed due to fear of a lengthy suspension, Marshall said he recently advised the commissioner on the issue.
A couple weeks ago, we met with the commissioner, we talked about some of these issues and how we can change systems and procedures to help these guys. Because the blueprint that the NFL and some of my teammates helped me create was one that helped me be successful. So if we can take that same blueprint, tweak it a little bit, make it procedures for the NFL, I think our guys will be healthier.
Marshall, 30, is entering his ninth season in the NFL. He has made five Pro Bowls and recorded at least 80 receptions and 1,000 yards in every season since 2007.
- Chris Johnson