Brandon Marshall talked Tuesday about being a target for Jay Cutler, and the new Bears wide receiver also talked about being a target for trouble off the field.
Before taking a tour and meeting with students at the UCAN Academy on West Grand in Chicago, Marshall discussed the March incident in a New York nightclub the weekend before he was traded from the Dolphins to the Bears.
"Until the New York Police Department comes out and says (something official), there's not much for me to say," said Marshall, who revealed last year he has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. "When you've been through things like I've been through, you become a target. And it is so important to (put) yourself in clean and healthy environments."
A woman has accused Marshall of punching her in the face during the nightclub altercation, but no criminal charges have been filed.
"This situation in New York ... there are surveillance cameras all over the place," he said. "And there are not too many places a 6-foot-5, 230-pound guy can hide. So the truth will come out. And when it does, I think I will be sitting in a great place."
Marshall and Cutler are reunited after teaming up three years ago with the Broncos. Marshall said they both have matured on the field.
"He's amazing. We all know what type of arm Jay has," Marshall said. "The biggest thing I've seen in Jay (now) is his leadership. ... He's leading us and inspiring us day in and day out. ... Man, we can't ask for a better leader, a better captain. ... Where he is at with the mental part is a sight to see."
Marshall also candidly assessed his own progress as a receiver, saying he has matured.
"It's amazing when I sit down and look at film from the Denver days, because we're installing some of the things we did there," he said. "And to see how terrible I was and (how) immature I was on the football field ...
"(But now) I have the contract, I have the individual accolades. The only thing we need now is to, as Beyonce says: 'Put a ring on it.' "Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times