Gloria Allred: Roger Goodell Didn't Investigate Brandon Marshall Fully For Domestic Abuse
September 17 / Eric Goldschein / SportsGrid
Gloria Allred, the civil rights lawyer who often becomes as much a part of the cases she handles as the cases themselves, is in Atlanta today along with, according to an email she sent out, "two individuals who allege that they or a family member were victims of violence and abuse by an NFL player.” She said those two would “discuss how the NFL and Commissioner Goodell failed them.”
Both Watley's friend Kristeena Spivey -- who claims she was also a victim of Marshall -- and her father Clarence Watley are with Allred at the presser. Spivey cited several examples of Marshall's violence towards Watley and herself, and says she tried to contact Roger Goodell about it but he never responded. Clarence Watley says he was also ignored by the league and calls for Goodell's resignation.
You can watch the press conference below. If you only listen to one part, skip ahead to 1:15:00, when Clarence Watley rips into the NFL's handling of the allegations, the culture of domestic violence and the treatment of women in general -- it's haunting:
Allred notes that this "isn't a case," so Marshall won't be charged with anything new -- this is more about the NFL's response to the original charges, or lack thereof -- and says "this is about improving the process."