Brandon Marshall won't face charges

Updated: May 18, 2012, 11:48 AM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

New York City police have decided not to bring charges against Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall for an altercation outside a nightclub in March, according to Marshall's attorney, Harvey Steinberg.

"Brandon was the victim here and never did anything wrong," Steinberg said. "This confirms that."

A spokesman for the New York City Police Department says they are still investigating the complaint. Detective Brian Sessa of the NYPD said Thursday the case is still open.

Marshall was alleged to have punched a woman in the face outside Manhattan's Marquee club, but police struggled to find evidence against Marshall, according to sources.

Marshall said last week in a radio interview that he was confident he would be "cleared of any wrongdoing."

It's not the first off-field incident involving Marshall, which he said makes him even more of a target in public.

"You definitely have to let the judicial system take its course but again this also is one of those things as a result of everything I've been through in the past," Marshall said last week on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "When you go through things that I've been through it makes you a bigger target. Not only am I an NFL player, I'm an NFL player that has had trouble in the past. Whenever I step out the target on my back is pretty much bigger than 90 percent, 95 percent of the guys in the league because of who I am and what I've been through."

Christin Myles, 24, accused Marshall of striking her at a New York City nightclub and wants him held criminally responsible. Steinberg denies that Marshall or his friends were involved in a fight and contends he was trying to leave the club after a scuffle broke out and his wife was hit with a bottle.

"The situation in New York, it's unfortunate," Marshall said. "You never want to see anyone get hurt, but just the allegation of me balling my fist up and hitting a woman is just a lie. When the judicial system takes its course, I'm very confident I will be cleared of any wrongdoing.

"My wife was the victim in this situation."

Marshall was traded by Miami to Chicago in March.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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