Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall clears air with Denver Police
Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter
Denver, CO, United States (4E Sports) – Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall met with the Denver Police to discuss his concerns about law enforcement, police brutality issues and training methods.
Marshall made the move after losing two endorsement deals with sponsors CenturyLink and Air Academy Federal Credit Union for kneeling during the national anthem in their showdown with the Carolina Panthers Thursday.
Marshall was a former college teammate of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick , who also knelt while the national anthem was being played during their opening game against the Los Angeles Rams.
According to reports, Marshall met with Police Chief Robert White, according to the Denver Post for nearly an hour and discussed several issues.
White also gave some suggestions to Marshall that will help affect change locally in conjunction with the police department.
“There are a lot of people that will raise issues and be negative and be what my kids call just ‘haters,’ no matter what you do, and let it go at that,” White said Tuesday. “(Marshall) has issues, and he has questions as it relates to what we’re doing.”
“He acknowledged some of those challenges, and he wants to do something about it. And part of doing something about it is going to the source of where you think some of those issues are,” he added.
Marshall will be given an opportunity to ride along with an officer and also will be able to test the training simulator used for scenarios where a cop might fire his weapon.