Late last night, reports surfaced that wide receiver Brandon Marshall, traded by the Miami Dolphins to the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, has been accused of punching a woman in the face outside a New York City nightclub.
The incident allegedly happened at 3:50am ET on Sunday and a report, which police are investigating, was filed on Monday night.
"Brandon Marshall was the key note speaker at a charitable event in New York. After the event was over he, his wife and close friends attended a function at a local club," a statement released by Marshall's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, said. "While at the function a fight broke out NOT involving Mr. Marshall or his friends."
On Wednesday, the Bears released a statement declaring that both the Dolphins and Bears knew of the incident before agreeing on a trade that sent a pair of third round picks, one in 2012 and one in 2013, to the Dolphins to the talented, but troubled Pro Bowl receiver.
"Both the Bears and Dolphins were aware of what occurred over the weekend," Bears general manager Phil Emery said. "We decided to move forward with the trade. We have high expectations for Brandon as a Bear."