Jets' Marshall takes new route in nightclub punch testimony

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Brandon Marshall arrived for yesterday’s civil trial proceedings, where prosecutors revealed former teammate Mike Sims-Walker was acting as a ‘fall guy’ for the alleged assault.

A day after it was revealed that Mike Sims-Walker volunteered to “take the blame” in the civil trial against Brandon Marshall, the Jets wide receiver appeared to deviate from his deposition testimony that definitively blamed the punch on the former Jaguars wideout.

Christin Myles is accusing Marshall of punching her in the face on March 11, 2012 outside the Marquee nightclub in Manhattan, and is seeking $ 75,000 in damages.

In a January 2015 deposition, Marshall said, “Mike was the one that hit her. So that’s what I see and that’s what I know.”

But while on the stand Thursday, Marshall admitted he couldn’t see Sims-Walker striking Myles on the security footage and isn’t certain if Sims-Walker punched her.

In Sims-Walker’s deposition, from March of 2016, he said neither he nor Marshall punched Myles.

On Wednesday, the prosecution revealed that Sims-Walker volunteered to take the fall for the ordeal. But another text from Sims-Walker to Marshall in the same exchange, revealed Thursday, read that Sims-Walker was weighing “running the risk of losing vs. me taking the blame, which (in actuality) is the truth.” That text exchange occurred in February 2016.

Marshall revealed he felt “scared” that night outside the club.

BRANDON MARSHALL’S ACCUSER CRIES ON THE STAND

Following a fight inside the nightclub — which is what ended Myles’ birthday and trashed her table while she was in the bathroom — the receiver’s wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, had been hit with a bottle and lost teeth, Marshall said.

Marshall also said he was hit with a glass and had a cut on his mouth. Sims-Walker is seen on tape throwing at least one punch during that fight inside.

Outside, a woman threw a bottle in the direction of Marshall, he testified. At that point, Marshall thought to himself, “Don’t fall (or) you could possibly die.”

Marshall said he was “hysterical” while outside the club and that his wife was crying. “I had never heard her cry like that,” he said Thursday. “That’s what made me cry.” At one point during his testimony, Marshall dabbed his eyes with a tissue, perhaps fighting tears.

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Christin Myles, the woman Marshall allegedly punched in a Manhattan night club four years ago, walks near Federal Court during lunch Thursday.

In that January 2015 deposition, Marshall said Myles threw the bottle at them outside the club, but admitted Thursday that was not the case.

Though it is a stated fact in the case that Myles was punched by someone that night, Marshall would not concede that point on the stand Thursday.

“I’m not sure if that’s true,” he said.

Marshall testified he did not punch Myles.

At the beginning of the day, Myles’ attorney asked if he would be permitted to ask Marshall if he could possibly face NFL discipline for this incident.

The judge ruled no — though it might have been interesting to hear the receiver’s answer, as it is unclear if Marshall could face discipline if he loses this case.

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