Thursday, April 15, 2010

Marshall, Marshall, Marshall

Hard to believe a wideout from UCF (one of my alma maters) becomes the
highest paid at his position. Ever.

But....there's an inherent risk. We checked Wikipedia and saw the
following "rap sheet" (the numbers are footnotes in Wikipedia)

According to Orlando-Orange County public records (case
48-2004-MM-012392-O), on Halloween 2004, while a student at UCF,
Marshall was arrested in Orlando on charges of assault on a law
enforcement officer, refusal to obey, disorderly conduct and resisting
an officer.[56]

On January 1, 2007, Marshall was present at "The Shelter," a nightclub
in Denver, Colorado, along with teammates Javon Walker and Darrent
Williams. The trio was attending a birthday party held for and by
Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin. As the players were leaving the
club in a limousine, Williams was fatally shot in the neck after an
unknown assailant opened fire on the vehicle. Willie Clark was later
charged with the murder.[57] Walker has stated in interviews that the
shooter was likely a nightclub patron whose motive was retaliation
after being involved in an altercation with Marshall's cousin earlier
that night.[58]

On March 26, 2007, Marshall was arrested in the Highlands Ranch suburb
of Denver on suspicion of domestic violence after his girlfriend
reported that following a domestic dispute, Marshall prevented a taxi
she was in from leaving his house.[59] Charges from the incident were
later dismissed on May 25, 2007, after Marshall completed anger
management counseling.[60]

In the early morning of October 22, 2007, Marshall was arrested in the
Denver-Aurora metropolitan area at the intersection of 14th and Blake
St. for driving under the influence of alcohol.[61] A trial was
scheduled for September 16, but Marshall instead agreed to a plea
bargain four days earlier; he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of
driving while ability impaired.[62] He was sentenced to one-year
probation and 24 hours of community service.

On June 12, 2008, Marshall was ticketed for an illegal lane change,
then found to be without his license and proof of insurance.[63] The
case was eventually dropped as part of a plea bargain for the October
22, 2007 driving incident involving alcohol.[62]

According to an article published in the Rocky Mountain News on July
28, 2008, Douglas County deputies fielded "about 11" calls to
Marshall's home since January 2006. The article stated that one call
resulted in Marshall being arrested (the March 26, 2007 domestic
dispute), and some did not involve him at all.[64]

A September 17, 2008 article on stated that the
solicitor's office in Fulton County, Georgia filed misdemeanor battery
charges on September 10 for an alleged incident on March 4, 2008, in
Atlanta, Georgia. Marshall was booked on March 6, then released the
next day after posting a $1,000 cash bond.[65] The case was assigned
to Judge John Mather in Georgia state court.[66] On August 14, 2009, a
jury in Atlanta found Marshall not guilty.[67]

On March 1, 2009, Marshall was arrested in Atlanta for disorderly
conduct after allegedly being involved in a fight with his fiancee,
Michi Nogami-Campbell. Marshall was released on a $300 bond.[68] The
charges were dropped the following day.[69]

And....Marshall officially received a three-game suspension from the
NFL on August 5, 2008, due to his off-the-field issues.[32] He
appealed the decision and won the appeal, reducing the punishment to a
one-game suspension and a fine of two combined game checks, which
totaled $52,353

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