Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall has fully supported his college teammate and fraternity brother, Colin Kaepernick when he decided to protest against the injustices towards black people in America by kneeling during the National Anthem. Marshall also decided to take a knee and as a result, the linebacker lost two local endorsement deals and has received threats on social media.
Now, we’re learning that the protest has a deeper meaning to him than many would assume. The Miami police are investigating an incident from two months ago where Marshall claimed he has handcuffed and threatened with a taser by local authorities. On the Fourth of July, Marshall was at a downtown Miami restaurant with friends when a shooting occurred. In the midst of the chaos, a woman who was directing traffic flagged down police, and directed them to Marshall.
Marshall was allegedly then handcuffed, and threatened by authorities with a Taser for resisting. He was placed in the back of a patrol car and waited some time until an officer received a call notifying to let Marshall go. “They told me, ‘Look, we’re not going to take you in as long as you keep this between us,’” Marshall said. The investigation by the Miami police is still ongoing.
Source: Complex Sports