Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
We’ve been through this before. The Denver Broncos are trying to figure out how they want to handle the Jay Cutler trade ordeal, and then Brandon Marshall promptly does something stupid, AGAIN! The wide receiver was arrested for disorderly conduct on Sunday, making this 4 arrests in 4 years. Apparently he was in a fight and was released on a $300 bond. Now, he’s not only being dumb, but he’s being dumb while Roger Goodell is commish. You know what that means!
He was suspended for three games last season for repeatedly running afoul of the law — Marshall’s suspension stemmed from seven police-related incidents with his former girlfriend, Rasheedah Wately.
But he had his punishment reduced to a single game when he pledged to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that he would stay out of trouble.
Marshall, 24, now potentially faces a longer suspension to start the 2009 season, perhaps as much as eight games, which is the punishment other players have received for repeatedly getting into trouble off the field.
The league doesn’t require convictions for the commissioner to suspend a player.
He’s talented and all, had a very productive season in ‘08, but I think the Broncos should consider getting rid of him. The transition from Rod Smith to Brandon Marshall would’ve been easy and smooth had the latter been interested in behaving. Coupled with the aforementioned Cutler deal I think the Broncos have pretty much written their own soap opera.