Brandon Marshall's attorney confirmed to the Tribune on Thursday that the Bears wide receiver will not face any criminal charges after being accused of punching a woman in March outside a New York nightclub.
"The case is closed," said Harvey Steinberg, Marshall's Denver-based attorney. "No charges will be filed."
Steinberg, who said he spoke to the detectives in the case, said the decision confirms what he has been saying for more than a month: that Marshall and his wife were victims after she was hit in the face when a scuffle broke out inside Marquee, a tony club in the Chelsea neighborhood.
New York City Police said Thursday they still are investigating but charges are unlikely.
The New York District Attorney has not filed any charges either.
The accuser, Christen Myles, 24, originally from Chino, Calif., filed a complaint with police. She alleged that at about 3:50 a.m. on March 11, Marshall punched her in the eye, causing her to be thrown to the ground and suffer a serious eye injury.
Myles, who was celebrating her birthday with friends and family that night, has said she wants Marshall held criminally accountable.
Marshall -- whom the Dolphins traded to the Bears in March -- has said he expects no disciplinary action from the NFL.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times