Jets receiver Brandon Marshall has been acquitted of an assault charge stemming from a 2012 incident.

By SI Wire
April 08, 2016

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New York Jets receiver Brandon Marshall was found not liable Friday in a civil trial over an alleged assault in 2012, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

A woman had sued Marshall seeking damages after she said she was assaulted outside a New York nightclub in 2012. Marshall denied the accusation, saying he was fleeing the club after fights broke out amongst others. Marshall testified that his friend Mike Sims-Walker, a former Jaguars receiver, said he “swung, hit” the woman outside the club.

The woman, Christin Myles, testified she had “no doubt whatsoever” that Marshall was responsible for the assault. Marshall was never criminally charged. 

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Video of the incident was played during the trial, but juries could not conclude Marshall was attempting to punch Myles.

Marshall has two seasons remaining on his contract with the Jets.

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