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Attorney: Brandon Marshall cleared in nightclub incident

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Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall will not face criminal charges in connection with a nightclub incident in New York City in March, his attorney told NFL Network.

Marshall was accused of punching a woman outside the Manhattan nightclub. But his attorney, Harvey Steinberg, told NFL Network's Michelle Beisner the case was closed.

Marshall had maintained his innocence since the incident, which occurred just before the Miami Dolphins traded him to the Bears for two third-round draft picks.

Appearing on ESPN's SportsCenter on Friday morning, Marshall said surveillance cameras at the nightclub helped exonerate him.

It definitely was a situation where we were out with my wife and some people started getting out of hand,'' he said. ''They started throwing things and my wife got hit with a bottle. I think a girl took it as an opportunity to hit that target on my back. Whenever you've been through situations like myself, that target becomes even bigger.

''The good thing about it is a 6-5, [235-pound] person cannot hide on surveillance cameras. Good thing they had those things there and you could see me doing nothing wrong.''

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