A long but interesting article: "Understanding Brandon Marshall"
It's a long article but it is excellent in giving a picture of Brandon Marshall. I hope Brandon has success in getting his life "right" going forward. But it sounds like he has a lot of "past" to escape. It is a miracle (truly) when a person with his past can get his life together.
If you are a person who prays for people, Brandon would be a good one to keep in your prayers.
LINK to the article Understanding Brandon Marshall
By Jared S. Hopkins, Chicago Tribune reporter 9:21 p.m. CDT, June 23, 2012
The call comes from an unknown number. I pick up and hear an unfamiliar voice.
"This is Brandon Marshall
. ... I understand you're trying to find out some information about me."
Marshall and I keep talking. A few minutes later, his tone changes. He abruptly invites me to live with him at his home in Florida for a few days. "I'll even pick you up at the airport."
I pause. Is he serious?
"You want to understand me? Come and stay with me."
Marshall — the biggest, and riskiest, addition to the Bears
this offseason — had heard from his inner circle that I recently roamed the streets of his childhood neighborhood in Pittsburgh. He says my presence sparked excitement, also concern.
Depending on your outlook, Marshall is either a brooding basket case prone to finding trouble or a terrific yet misunderstood athlete who needs proper guidance. Are the Bears — his third team in four seasons — his last chance? Can the patterns of his life be broken?