Christen Myles – a 24-year-old former college basketball player for San Diego State – has accused Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall of punching her outside Marquee Nightclub in Manhattan, N.Y. on the morning of March 11.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Myles met with her lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, Thursday at the 10th precinct in Manhattan, according to a statement from Rubenstein.
She told the New York Daily News: “I want him held criminally accountable for what he did to me.”
Marshall has denied the allegations and says he believes he’ll be vindicated when the truth comes out. His attorney also denied Marshall’s involvement in the incident.
“A fight broke out not involving Mr. Marshall or his friends,” attorney Harvey Steinberg said.
Myles did not go to the hospital and no charges have been filed.
Police are currently reviewing the surveillance video from the nightclub to see if the allegations against Marshall are true.
In an interesting twist to the story, Myles missed a recent meeting with detectives and her roommate says she has gone into hiding.
“I haven’t seen her and she has not been home in three or four days now,” said roommate Jared Woods.
Bear Report will refrain from conjecture regarding Myles’ disappearance but unless she comes out of hiding and pursues charges, Marshall will likely avoid suspension from the NFL.
Wimbley visits Titans
Free agent defensive end Kamerion Wimbley, who was cut by the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, visited with the Tennessee Titans today.
According to Adam Caplan of FOXSports.com, the meeting went well.
Per Caplan’s Twitter account:
“Kamerion Wimbley had a good visit with the Titans today. Is set to leave today without signing a deal, but will make a decision on what to do next (pursue something with Titans or take more visits) over the next few days.”
The Bears showed interest in Wimbley when he was a free agent last offseason and it’s been rumored they will again pursue him this time around. Chicago believes Wimbley would give the team the edge rusher it needs to play opposite Julius Peppers.
He’ll likely command a salary somewhere around $8 million per season. Chicago would need to adjust its roster to fit that money in under the cap – and still sign their draft picks – but they could still make it work if they believe Wimbley is the answer to the team’s pass rush problems.
Yet there has been no word of any contact between the Bears and Wimbley so far. We’ll update this story as it develops.
Landry signs with Jets
Safety LaRon Landry has signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets worth $4 million. Chicago was reportedly interested in the veteran safety, whom also visited with the Patriots over the weekend.
The Bears only have three safeties on the roster and will need to find a fourth, either through free agency or the draft. The two starters, Major Wright and Chris Conte, are both inexperienced and injury prone. Backup Craig Steltz, signed to a three-year deal over the weekend, can be effective at strong safety but is really nothing more than a quality special-teams player.
In a thin safety market, the best veteran free agents still available are O.J. Atogwe and Chris Hope.
Manning in Denver
The Denver Broncos have won the Peyton Manning sweepstakes. The two sides are currently finalizing a contract that will soon have the future Hall of Famer playing in Mile High.
In the end, it came down to three teams: the Broncos, Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers. He probably had his best chance to win another championship in San Francisco, but playing against his brother, Eli, every year probably didn’t appeal to him.
Bears fans should feel grateful Manning is staying in the AFC, as Chicago and Denver won’t face off again until 2015 … unless of course they meet in the Super Bowl.
The Broncos will now try to trade Tim Tebow, yet they admit they probably won’t get much in return. His likeliest destination is the Miami Dolphins.
Denver’s Las Vegas odds of winning the Super Bowl jumped from 50/1 up to 12/1 after the Manning news was made public.
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