Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall shared his thoughts on domestic violence, alcoholism, his anger at ESPN, his love for his mother and the perpetuation of a culture of abuse during an expansive press conference on Thursday. The entire notes-free discussion also included Marshall's stated decision to raise his kids in a violence-free household. Chicago Sun Times columnist Rick Telander wrote that "it seemed like a link in a devil’s chain being removed."
On Wednesday, Clarence Watley, the father of Marshall's former girlfriend, Rasheedah Watley, leveled new accusations against the NFL for a series of incidents, beginning in 2006, to which she says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell failed to react appropriately.
Doctors diagnosed Marshall with borderline personality disorder in 2011, a revelation he says prompted him to seek help and increase his mental health awareness, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Correction: An earlier version of this story attributed the renewed accusations against the NFL to Marshall's former girlfriend, Rasheedah Watley. The latest allegations are actually from Rasheedah's father, Clarence.