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Marshall meets with league commissioner
Posted Jul. 24 at 07:40 AM
Brandon Marshall could soon be suspended by the NFL, according to a story in today’s edition of The Denver Post.
Marshall, according to a story filed by Mike Klis, met last Friday with the league commissioner. A decision by the league is expected next week.
Marshall, according to research by that paper, has been involved in seven incidents resulting in police reports being filed. He has not been convicted of a crime, but commissioner Roger Goodell has toughed the league’s conduct policy so that a conviction is not necessary to result in a suspension.
“It’s not enough to simply avoid being found guilty of a crime,” Goodell announced last year. “Instead, as an employee of the NFL or a member club, you are held to a higher standard. … Persons who fail to live up to this standard are guilty of conduct detrimental and subject to discipline, even where the conduct itself does not result in conviction of a crime.”
Pacman Jones, Chris Henry and Tank Johnson all got suspensions of at least eight games last year. Marshall’s transgressions don’t appear to be on the same level, so a lesser suspension should be in order – maybe one to three games.
To read the Klis story, click here.
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