Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, who is one of the players kneeling with Colin Kaepernick, is the subject of a Miami police investigation stemming from an alleged incident in July.

According to Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post, Marshall was detained by police on July 4 during a reported shooting in the area. During the encounter, police allegedly threatened Marshall with a Taser.

An “unidentified woman” was directing traffic, per Jhabvala, when she ordered police to stop Marshall. He was allegedly handcuffed and threatened with the Taser during that encounter, ending up in the back of a police car.



“They told me, ‘Look, we’re not going to take you in as long as you keep this between us,’” Marshall said, per Jhabvala.

The Miami police are investigating the stop at this time, though no other information is available.

Marshall has emerged as one of the outspoken NFL players in regards to the way many police treat African Americans and other people of color in the United States. He recently spoke out against the Terence Crutcher shooting and has endured the loss of a couple of sponsors during the past couple of weeks.


Jesse Reed
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