A 24-year-old woman showed off a black eye she claims was the result of a punch from NFL star— and new Chicago Bears acquisition— Brandon Marshall outside a Manhattan nightclub during an early Sunday morning melee.
The Harlem resident, Christin Myles, told the New York Daily News— in an exclusive report— that Marshall— known as "The Beast"— ruined her birthday party by cold-cocking her with a closed fist and she wants to see justice for her pain and suffering.
"My eye still hurts," the California-raised woman told the paper. "I still have problems with my vision."
Myles contends that the punch was unprovoked and left her eye bloody and swollen.
"I want him criminally accountable for what he did to me," said the San Diego State graduate.
Marshall— who was just traded from the Miami Dolphins to the Chicago Bears—said he was trying to escape the Marquee nightclub with his wife after she was hit with a thrown bottle. He denies any wrongdoing.
Myles filed a different version of the incident with police the next day. She claims Marshall left the popular club swinging at anyone within his reach and said she never met Marshall before the free-for-all. Myles also said none of her friends at the club were involved in the brawl. She also visited an eye doctor.
Myles' lawyer Sanford Rubenstein brushed away any talk that his client— a laid-off executive assistant— was preparing for a civil suit against the NFL player. Marshall stands to earn $28.1 million over the next three years with the Bears.
"Right now, her intent is on getting justice," said Rubenstein.
Marshall's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, claims the 6-feet-4, 230-pound receiver nor any of his friends were involved in the fight that spilled outside the club.
"While attempting to leave to avoid the melee, Mrs. Marshall was struck in the face by a thrown bottle," said Steinberg. " She suffered serious injury."
He said Marshall took his wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, to a local hospital for treatment.
Marshall, the three-time Pro-Bowler, has posted five straight 1,000 yard seasons on the field but might be more well known for his off-the-field escapades.
He has been arrested many times for charges including disorderly conduct, battery, drunk driving and several incidents of domestic violence.
Last April, Marshall was stabbed in the stomach by Nogami-Marshall during a domestic spat that put him in the hospital for two days. His wife was charged with aggravated assault.