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It would seem, judging by the Chicago print media, that Brandon Marshall is the worst guy to ever walk into Halas Hall and a complete waste of two third round picks. The fact that the accusation against him was reported by the raggiest of rag sheets, the New York Post, along with Marshall not being charged by the authorities, seem to be an afterthought to Rick Morrissey ( Sun-Times) and David Haugh ( Tribune).
In his March 14th column, Morrissey states " there’s no doubt the Brandon Marshall fiasco is in keeping with the team’s history of eye-rolling goofiness." He tells us that although the Bears claim to have known about last Sundays' incident involving Marshall and his wife, an ESPN report says they did not know the specifics and that the police were investigating the matter. How does ESPN support that claim? Morrissey doesn't say, but because it's the 800 pound gorilla of sports, we are supposed to believe all the crap they throw at us.
As a way of emphasizing his opinion of the Bears ineptitude, Morrissey brings Sam Hurd into the mix. He ignores the fact that there was no way the Bears could have possibly known the FBI was tracking Hurd, and that even his ex-teammates in Chicago and Dallas were completely fooled.
Add to this the failure of Morrissey to point out that Marshall has been diagnosed with a condition that can cause his erratic behavior and that he is allegedly being treated for it, and I think this is one really shoddy and irresponsible piece of "journalism" by Morrissey and the Chicago Sun-Times. He comments that the Bears should become acquainted with the words "due" and "diligence". He should heed his own advice!
Which brings me to David Haugh with the Chicago Tribune. His piece of rubbish from March 14th cites Marshalls' ex-girlfriend, who currently has a civil suit pending against him, and admits to being anything but impartial. Gee, ya think? Haugh also makes no mention of Marshalls' behavioral condition or attempt to treat it, but certainly has no qualms about bringing Sam Hurd into the equation, ala Morrissey, just so we know that the Bears have no clue when it comes to due diligence.
If either of these two writers had taken the time to include the views of a doctor who was familiar with Borderline Personality Disorder, it would have shown at least a hint of fairness to all parties involved. Instead, they both performed a smear job on Marshall and the Bears. If it turns out that Marshall gets charged and convicted, then go ahead and write your articles and take the Bears to the woodshed. And if it turns out that he is innocent of this accusation and faces no punishment, I anticipate the humble retractions that Morrissey and Haugh release. HAHAHA! Yeah, right.