Mike Sims-Walker Offered To Be Brandon Marshall’s Fall Guy For Punching Woman In Club

Photo Via: TMZ

Photo Via: TMZ

Well, it looks like somebody was going to take hall of fame WR Cris Carter’s advice and be a fall guy. Current Jets WR Brandon Marshall is being accused of a March 2012 punch to a woman’s face that caused lingering eye, neck, and back injuries.

Via Profootballtalk:

“Marshall was present for opening statements and the testimony from Myles. The presentation included surveillance video of an incident that happened inside the Marquee nightclub on March 11, 2012, with a pair champagne bottles and ice buckets tossed toward a group that included Marshall, his wife, and former NFL receiver Mike Sims-Walker. A bottle cut Marshall’s wife on the lip, and they left the club to wait for an ambulance.”

Mike-Sims Walker says he volunteered to take the fall for Brandon Marshall.  In a video deposition that was relayed to the jury Wednesday, admitted to texting Marshall that he could “take the blame” if need be.

Sims-Walker, the former Rams and Jaguars receiver, had a video deposition read into the record in which text messages between him and Marshall were explained to the jury.

“If I need to, I’ll take the blame; I’ll say I hit her,” Sims-Walker acknowledged having texted to Marshall at one point.

Sims-Walker, a former teammates of Marshall’s at the University of Central Florida, later admitted Marshall at no point asked him to take the blame. Marshall responded to Sims-Walker’s offer by saying it would not be necessary.

“We have the footage,” Marshall told Sims-Walker, while declining the offer.

According to NJ.com — grainy security video shown Wednesday in court seems to show Marshall throwing a punch, but it’s not clear, if it was in defense of his wife Michi — who was struck in the face by a bottle inside the club and had a few teeth knocked out and her lip split.


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