Denver Broncos suspend receiver Brandon Marshall - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Denver Broncos suspend receiver Brandon Marshall

Posted: Updated:

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall, openly unhappy with the Denver Broncos, was suspended by the team through Sept. 5 for what Coach Josh McDaniels called "detrimental" conduct.

Marshall, who has brooded since demanding a trade and asking for a new contract, was informed of the suspension by McDaniels on Friday.

"We tried to handle this situation with Brandon as privately and professionally as we could throughout the entire process with he and his agent, Kennard McGuire," McDaniels said at a news conference. "This morning, we made the decision as an organization to go ahead and suspend Brandon and that suspension will last through Sept. 5th. We'll look forward to having him back on Sept. 6th as we begin our preparations for Cincinnati" in a Sept. 13 opener.

McDaniels did not single out a specific episode but said the suspension resulted from a series of incidents.

"He was given a warning Wednesday about his conduct being detrimental to the club and his actions didn't really change after that warning," McDaniels said. "That leads us to today."

The warning to Marshall was issued prior to Wednesday's practice, McDaniels said. Marshall then went out during pre-practice warmups and walked while the rest of the team ran. He punted a ball away instead of handing it to a ball boy and swatted a pass thrown to him. His actions were caught on video and broadcast by KMGH-TV.

Marshall told ESPN on Thursday night he wasn't trying to force a trade through insubordination but that frustration got the best of him.

Marshall, who had 206 receptions the past two seasons, is also upset with what he feels was the team's misdiagnosis of a hip injury that required offseason surgery. He pulled a hamstring during the first weekend of training camp and didn't return until a week ago.

The receiver apparently was held out of practice Thursday as punishment for the churlish display, but McDaniels wouldn't discuss it afterward.

"I'm not going into it," the coach said. "If they're not ready or able, they're not out here."

McGuire didn't immediately return a phone call Friday. McGuire was out of the country until Monday.

McDaniels said Marshall didn't play against the Seahawks because he wasn't prepared to take the field.

Marshall also missed the team's exhibition opener against San Francisco two weeks ago because he was on trial in Atlanta, where he was acquitted of a misdemeanor battery charge. Prosecutors had accused him of beating his then-girlfriend.

Marshall hoped the acquittal would give him leverage for a new deal in Denver or elsewhere. He was angered when the Broncos prohibited teammates from saying they were happy for Marshall about the verdict.

That's when Marshall began spending more time between drills with the scout team and the defensive unit instead of his fellow offensive players.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

  • SportsMore>>

  • CBS 8 Bracket Buster Contest

    CBS 8 Bracket Buster Contest

    Welcome to CBS 8 Bracket Buster Contest! Make your bracket picks before the start of the tournament and play along!

     

    Welcome to CBS 8 Bracket Buster Contest! Make your bracket picks before the start of the tournament and play along!

     
  • Tennessee blows 25-point lead, beats Iowa 83-77 in OT

    Tennessee blows 25-point lead, beats Iowa 83-77 in OT

    Sunday, March 24 2019 3:01 PM EDT2019-03-24 19:01:28 GMT
    Sunday, March 24 2019 5:12 PM EDT2019-03-24 21:12:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Tennessee's Grant Williams, left, and Iowa's Connor McCaffery battle for the ball in the first half during a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, March 24, 2019.(AP Photo/John Minchillo). Tennessee's Grant Williams, left, and Iowa's Connor McCaffery battle for the ball in the first half during a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, March 24, 2019.
    (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Tennessee's Grant Williams, left, and Iowa's Connor McCaffery battle for the ball in the first half during a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, March 24, 2019.(AP Photo/John Minchillo). Tennessee's Grant Williams, left, and Iowa's Connor McCaffery battle for the ball in the first half during a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, March 24, 2019.
    Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA Tournament history, letting a 25-point lead slip away before two-time SEC player of the year Grant Williams scored six points in overtime for an 83-77 victory... 
    Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA Tournament history, letting a 25-point lead slip away before two-time SEC player of the year Grant Williams scored six points in overtime for an 83-77 victory over Iowa. 
  • Villanova crushed by Purdue 87-61 in NCAA Tournament

    Villanova crushed by Purdue 87-61 in NCAA Tournament

    Sunday, March 24 2019 2:16 PM EDT2019-03-24 18:16:15 GMT
    Purdue's Carsen Edwards (3) reacts during the first half of a second-round men's college basketball game against Villanova in the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)Purdue's Carsen Edwards (3) reacts during the first half of a second-round men's college basketball game against Villanova in the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
    Purdue's Carsen Edwards (3) reacts during the first half of a second-round men's college basketball game against Villanova in the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)Purdue's Carsen Edwards (3) reacts during the first half of a second-round men's college basketball game against Villanova in the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    It was the most lopsided NCAA Tournament loss for a defending champ in nearly three decades.

     

    It was the most lopsided NCAA Tournament loss for a defending champ in nearly three decades.

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.