Brandon Marshall: Punk Or Misunderstood?

Tanner ThomsSenior Analyst IJune 2, 2009

SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 28:  Brandon Marshall #15 of the Denver Broncos before the NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 28, 2008 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Broncos 52--21.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Once again, it's another Denver Broncos controversial story. This time it's about their star wide receiver, Brandon Marshall. Brandon is a former fourth-round-pick from Central Florida.

Many thought that Brandon was a steal for how late he was drafted. Those people turned out to be right. In three seasons, Marshall has 226 receptions, 2,899 yards, and 15 touchdowns.

He easily became the top target for former Denver Bronco, Jay Cutler. They were seen as a great quarterback-wide receiver tandem.

Now the main piece of the puzzle is the latest quarterback for the Chicago Bears. It looks as though Brandon Marshall could possibly be on his way out as well.

With the recent allegations against Brandon, what will happen to the former pro-bowler? Will he stay with the Broncos or find his way out the door?

He has been arrested on numerous occasions including charges like disorderly conduct, refusal to obey, and resisting an officer. These aren't charges that a supposed "role-model" should be going through.

If you did not see the recent story on SportsCenter about him, I strongly recommend that you check it out. It showed what kind of person that a lot of people think that Brandon really is.

I want to believe that he is a good person that doesn't do any wrong, but when you have so many charges against you, it's difficult to believe that you are in the right.

I went to Denver Broncos training camp in July of 2008. I really had hoped that I would get the chance to meet and get an autograph from Brandon Marshall. I did just that. I have a signed jersey card to prove it.

It seems fickle now that I know he isn't the person that he tries to be. Perhaps I'm jumping to conclusions. Perhaps I'm believing something that isn't even true. Perhaps Brandon Marshall is just a punk.

He shows up on game day and puts out his all on the field, but when will his off the field troubles catch up with him? The Denver Broncos organization does not need all of this negative publicity. They need to know who is going to be on the team, or who just wants to get paid and then get out.

If you want to see the video of him on outside the lines, here it is.

I hope you find it to be very informative. It shows all of the troubles that Brandon is going through. It also shows one of the women that he reportedly abused physically.

Brandon is in the last year of his contract that he received after he was drafted. He has sat out of OTA's and is demanding a pay-raise before he even considers participating with the team.

This is a display of dis-respect to the Broncos team. If you want to get paid more money, keep showing off your skills of the field. Denver isn't going to need you as much as you're going to need them.

At this point, I don't want to even consider trading Brandon Marshall. He's a phenomenal football player who hasn't even hit his peak yet. He still has a lot left to prove to the Broncos.

These off the field problems need to go away quickly. Roger Goodell and the NFL headquarters have no intention on suspending him at the time. Who knows, though, Brandon could still find his way sitting out a few games. He sat out the first game of the 2008 season when the Broncos crushed the Oakland Raiders.