We’ve stumbled upon more off-field news for Brandon Marshall. Â A civil suit filed by a former girlfriend, which accused theÂ Chicago BearsÂ wideout of abusing her, was dismissed last month,Â according to the Chicago Tribune. Read more after the jump.
Rasheedah Watley accused Marshall of two counts each of battery and false imprisonment stemming from incidents in June 2007 and March 2008. Watley sought punitive damages in the case, which was dismissed May 25 in Georgia State Court.
This wasn’t the ex-couple’s first legal run-in. A jury in 2009Â found Marshall not guiltyÂ of misdemeanor battery charges stemming from a violent argument with Watley at the Atlanta condominium they shared.
Marshall and Watley began their relationship in junior high, but it grew volatile after he entered the NFL. In 2010, Marshall married Michi Nogami-Campbell, a union that hasÂ produced drama of its own.
The Bears acquired Marshall from theÂ Miami DolphinsÂ this offseason with the expectation his troubles are in the past. The team is counting on him to bring fire to Chicago’s passing game, while keeping quiet away from the field.