After kneeling during the national anthem before the season opener, Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall said he was motivated by a July run-in with police in Miami.
Now, Miami police have told Nick Jhabvala of The Denver Post that an investigation into the incident is underway, but said they couldn't comment on the matter.
The linebacker said police handcuffed and threatened to Taser him at a restaurant where there were reports of a shooting, after an unidentified woman told them to arrest him.
From the Denver Post:
Marshall said he was with acquaintances at a restaurant in the busy Bayside area of downtown Miami where there were reports of a shooting. As shown in images and video taken from the scene, chaos ensued as patrons fled and police raced to the scene.
Marshall said an unidentified woman was directing traffic and ordered police to stop him. Marshall said officers rushed toward him, handcuffed him and threatened to Taser him for resisting. Marshall said he sat in the back of the police car when another officer radioed in and said to release him.
"They told me, 'Look, we're not going to take you in as long as you keep this between us,'" Marshall said.
The 27-year-old has lost several endorsement deals for his decision to follow Colin Kaepernick's lead, and has promised to donate $300 per tackle to Denver charities.
Source: The Denver Post · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press