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Brandon Marshall 2009 timeline

By: MIKE KLIS
August 28, 2009
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photo - Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall, shown here against Jacksonville last season, has had an eventful 2009 away from Invesco Field at Mile High.   Photo by Mark Reis
Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall, shown here against Jacksonville last season, has had an eventful 2009 away from Invesco Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis 

Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall’s off-field episodes in the past 6½ months:

Feb. 5: While in Hawaii to play in the Pro Bowl, becomes engaged to Michi Nogami.

March 1: Takes part in a fierce argument with his fiancé that leads to their arrest on disorderly conduct charges. The charges were dismissed the next day.

March 31: Undergoes hip surgery that will sideline him through the offseason.

May 21: Moves his rehab from Dove Valley to his adopted hometown of Orlando, Fla. Marshall’s message is that if the team doesn’t trust him enough to give him a long-term contract extension, he can’t trust the Broncos’ medical team that told him last season his hip injury wasn’t serious.

June 12: Doesn’t report for the first mandatory minicamp practice. Meets at noon with owner Pat Bowlen. Marshall informs Bowlen he desires a contract commensurate with his Pro Bowl status. Unsatisfied with Bowlen’s response, Marshall says he wants a trade. According to Marshall, Bowlen says he will honor his request. Marshall then carries three packed boxes to his car and speeds away.

July 27: To avoid a $15,888 daily fine, Marshall reports to training camp with rookies under contract and veterans coming off injuries.

Aug. 14: A six-person jury in Atlanta unanimously acquits Marshall on battery charges stemming from an incident the previous year with his former girlfriend, Rasheedah Watley.

Aug. 17: On the first business day after Marshall’s successful trial hearing, his agent, Kennard McGuire, walks into the team’s headquarters and reiterates the desire for Marshall to be traded.

Aug. 18: Marshall again plays the mistrust card by venting his displeasure at a P.R. staffer for telling Broncos players what to say when asked about Marshall’s trial victory.

Wednesday: After a meeting, Marshall acts petulantly during the team practice, most notably punting the ball away instead of handing it to a ball boy after a drill.

Thursday: The Broncos suspend Marshall for the rest of the preseason for conduct detrimental to the team.

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