Lawyer questions NFL's handling of 2007 domestic violence allegations

Wednesday September 17th, 2014

An attorney held a press conference Wednesday in Atlanta to publicly question NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of 2007 domestic violence allegations against then-Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall.

No charges were filed against Marshall in the June 8, 2007 incident. He was suspended for three games in 2008 for the incident against then-girlfriend Rasheedah Watley​. After an appeal, the suspension was reduced to one game and a fine.

Watley was not present at the press conference, but her friend and father spoke.

The attorney, Gloria Allred, said that the focus of the press conference was on the NFL's process for handling domestic violence allegations. She said she wants to NFL to give due process to the victims.

"This issue is so much bigger than Brandon Marshall," she said. "It is about the NFL and what it needs to do in the future. We want the NFL to get it right."


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