Father: NFL mishandled my daughter's abuse case

AP News
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 5:43 PM

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The father of a woman who once dated NFL receiver Brandon Marshall is calling for the league's commissioner to resign because he's disappointed in the way it handled his daughter's abuse case.

Clarence Watley spoke Wednesday at a news conference about his daughter, Rasheedah Watley, who he said was abused by Marshall.

Marshall was with the Denver Broncos and now plays for the Chicago Bears. He was suspended for three games in 2008, but the suspension was reduced to one game. He has denied the allegations.

Watley says he and others wrote to Commissioner Roger Goodell about the case and never heard back from league officials. Watley called the NFL's investigation one-sided.

Attorney Gloria Allred called the press conference amid increasing attention on how the league handles domestic violence allegations.