New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall is due to appear in a New York federal court next month as the defendant in a civil case for allegedly hitting a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub in 2012.
A trial is scheduled for April 5-7 in New York's Southern District Court. The woman, Christin Myles, of California, is seeking more than $75,000 in damages, according to court documents.
Myles, then 24, claims Marshall punched her in the face during a melee outside the club. She experienced vision problems, along with "extreme reoccurring head and neck pain" and emotional distress, according to court papers.
Police investigated at the time, but didn't charge Marshall because there wasn't enough evidence. The NFL also investigated; he was not suspended.
The woman's legal team says it has eyewitness accounts and videotape that will support her claim. In her six-page complaint, originally filed in California, Myles accuses Marshall of intentional assault and battery.
Marshall gave a deposition in 2015, claiming another person struck the woman and that video will show that.
Marshall's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, didn't return a call seeking comment. His agent, Kennard McGuire, declined comment via email, saying he doesn't comment on legal matters.
The alleged incident occurred March 11, 2012, two days before the Miami Dolphins traded Marshall to the Chicago Bears. He has a long history of off-field issues, including an NFL suspension in 2008 after a drunken-driving arrest and a domestic-violence charge.
In 2011, Marshall announced that he had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Since then, he has been an advocate for mental-health awareness.
The Jets traded for Marshall in March 2015. He made the Pro Bowl and set the franchise record for most receptions in a season.