Broncos hope Marshall's chat with Goodell sinks in Print
Written by Admin   
Thursday, 24 July 2008 12:08
NFL Headline News

 DENVER (AP) -Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall was summoned to New York last week to chat with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell concerning his string of off-the-field legal troubles.
Mike Shanahan hopes the conversation sank in.
``You're always concerned anytime the commissioner calls you in to have a meeting. It's not a good sign,'' the Denver coach said Thursday on the eve of training camp. ``If it's not a wake-up call, then he won't be in the National Football League.''
Marshall attended the meeting with attorney Harvey Steinberg and Broncos receiver Rod Smith, who officially announced his retirement Thursday.
Smith has been serving as a mentor for the 24-year-old receiver, who is coming off a 102-catch season.
``I care about him a lot,'' Smith said. ``Once he gets to the point where he can get some inner peace in his life, you're going to see numbers that dwarf anybody else. He's going to blow numbers out of the water.''
The league had no comment on Marshall's meeting with Goodell. The gathering was first reported in Thursday's edition of The Denver Post.
Marshall has been arrested three times in the past year. He's due in court in September for a trial on a drunken driving arrest from October 2007.
The Broncos expect to hear back from the league about a possible suspension as soon as next week.
``I pray he doesn't,'' Smith said. ``I honestly believe he has a great direction in his life. We talked about setting some rules. We have some rules in place ... He's a great person. You'll never find a guy with a bigger heart or a bigger smile.''
Now, Smith is urging Marshall to make some changes.
``He's going to learn, he's going to grow,'' Smith said. ``He's going to get better. Everybody goes through tough times. I had the same thing happen to me. I had times where you think the world's going to come to an end. You know what happens? You wake up the next day and you've got another chance. I want to be there to help him when he gets a second chance.''
Shanahan appreciates the fact Smith has taken Marshall under his wing. He couldn't have given Smith a more important assignment as he heads off into retirement.
``He knows the potential Brandon has and what type of guy he is,'' Shanahan said. ``If you ever wanted a guy to be a tutor for a player, it's Rod Smith.''
Between Smith's mentoring and Goodell's chat, Shanahan is hopeful that Marshall is paying close attention.
``Even though Brandon has made some mistakes, he's a good kid,'' Shanahan said. ``Hopefully, he can learn from those mistakes.''
 

NFL Team Pages

Top NFL Public Bets

#1 453 Dallas Cowboys 88%
#2 453 Dallas Cowboys 88%
#3 467 Indianapolis Colts 84%
#4 467 Indianapolis Colts 84%
#5 462 Cincinnati Bengals 78%
#6 462 Cincinnati Bengals 78%
#7 471 San Francisco 49ers 76%
#8 471 San Francisco 49ers 76%
#9 463 Baltimore Ravens 75%
#10 302 Atlanta Falcons 75%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NFL Futures

NFL TEAM CONFERENCE ODDS CURRENT
DENVER BRONCOS 8/5
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 12/5
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 4/1
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 11/2
GREEN BAY PACKERS 7/1
CINCINNATI BENGALS 7/1
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 8/1
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 9/1
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 10/1
CAROLINA PANTHERS 12/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com