Marshall speaks about court victory
by Lindsay Jones on August 14, 2009
Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall spoke for a couple of minutes outside the courtroom Friday afternoon after an Atlanta jury found him not guilty on two misdemeanor battery charges.
“It’s been almost over a year and a half and I’m just happy that now, legally and emotionally we can move forward and hopefully get past thing,” Marshall said. “For me, I’m excited about the opportunity just to start over. It’s a new life almost.”
Marshall said he will be returning to Denver soon and that physically he is feeling good. He has not practiced since Aug. 2.
Marshall said he has received plenty of support throughout the trial from his Bronco teammates, including receiving a phone call from Elvis Dumervil at 3 a.m. EST Friday. Dumervil was three hours behind in California where the Broncos play San Francisco at 8 p.m. MST tonight.
“I told him to get some sleep, we need a sack out of him,” Marshall said. “It’s been a blessing to have my teammates and the organization standing behind me through all of this and I’m just excited we can move forward.”