The Denver Broncos have finally had enough of the drama.
They have now officially suspended diva wide receiver Brandon Marshall for conduct detrimental to the team, according to multiple reports.
According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter, the suspension is only for the rest of the preseason, and then Marshall can return for the season opener if he behaves during that time period.
If he does not, however, he could be facing an even longer suspension.
Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and the NFLPA, the maximum suspension for conduct detrimental to the team is four games. Including Denver's last two remaining preseason games, Marshall could return during week three if he doesn't turn around his behavior.
Even if he does return for week one though, it is not a sure thing that he will start.
Because of his behavior and his lack of knowledge off the team's playbook, Marshall has worked with the second team during team practices and will have to show the coaching staff that he is ready to go if he wants to start again.
It does come to no ones surprise that the suspension was handed town from the front office. The entire offseason Marshall has been pouting about still being on the Broncos and after he saw franchise quarterback Jay Cutler shipped to the Chicago Bears, he wanted out, too.
Team around the league are not willing to give up what the Broncos want in return for the the pro bowl wide receiver and Marshall himself has shown no reason for a team to trade away at least a number one pick to get a player who has had his problems on and off the field.
The talent has also been there however he is too much of a high risk player to give away multiple top picks for.
Marshall was already suspended last season for three games (eventually turned into one game after the appeal process) after seven police-related incidents with his former girlfriend, Rasheedah Wately. Marshall was also arrested for the fourth time since 2006 this offseason on disorderly conduct charges (which were later dropped).
On the field hasn't been much better for Marshall either this offseason as he has been sitting out of practices because of injuries and when he finally gets onto the practice field, he goofs off and doesn't show that he even cares about the team. He also has admitted that he does not have any grasp of new head coach Josh McDainels playbook.
Marshall has now put up back to back 1,000 yards receiving seasons and has eclipsed the century mark for receptions the past two years. Marshall also hauled in seven touchdown receptions last season.
This article also appeared at SportsFullCircle.com.
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