The jury has declared Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall not guilty of misdemeanor battery charge. For the first time since essentially became a Bronco with the fourth pick of the 2006 draft, his lengthy list of legal troubles are behind him.
Next up for Marshall: Recovering from hip surgery. He has been out the past two weeks with a leg injury. But first things first. A guilty verdict on battery most certainly potentially would have put Marshall in front of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for further discipline. Not now. Once Marshall is able, and once Marshall is willing _ (another question, perhaps?) _ he will be free to become the Broncos’ top receiver again.
Providing, of course, he can leap over Jabar Gaffney on the depth chart.