Lawyer: Marshall's wife hurt in melee

BY foxsports • March 13, 2012

Brandon Marshall's wife was seriously injured in a melee that broke out at club in New York, according to a statement released by Harvey Steinberg, the star wide receiver's attorney.

Marshall was the keynote speaker at a charitable event Monday in New York, the statement says, and afterward "attended a function at a local club" with his wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, and close friends.

"While at the function a fight broke out NOT involving Mr. Marshall or his friends," the statement says. "While attempting to leave to avoid the melee, Mrs. Marshall was struck in the face by a thrown bottle. She suffered serious injury."

Marshall took his wife to a local hospital where she was treated for serious injuries. He "is hoping to assist authorities" in an investigation, the statement concluded. No other details were available.

Marshall, who has posted 1,000-yard receiving seasons for five straight years, was traded by Miami to Chicago on Tuesday for third-round picks in 2012 and 2013.