One would think that after he escaped misdemeanor battery charges last week, that Denver Broncos’ receiver Brandon Marshall would be a happy man these days. But nothing could be further from the truth.

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Marshall reiterated on Tuesday that he wants a contract extension from the Broncos or to be traded by the team. But given his off field issues over the years, Denver isn’t likely to give Marshall a new contract and is even less likely to trade the disgruntled receiver.

Marshall is annoyed with the way the team handled his acquittal on misdemeanor battery charges last week, a person close to him told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Marshall learned upon rejoining the team that a member of the Broncos' public relations staff told his teammates after their preseason opener at San Francisco on Friday night that they shouldn't gloat over his acquittal hours earlier in an Atlanta courtroom.

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Posted: 8/19/09 1:40PM ET