Domestic violence is a topic at the forefront of not only the NFL psyche, but the entire country at present following recent scandals involving Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson and as it continues to dominate the sporting news major broadcasters rightly continue to delegate much of their time to the serious issue.
ESPN are one such broadcaster and they opted this week to run an E:60 profile concerning Chicago Bears star wide receiver Brandon Marshall - a man who has a history of domestic violence accusations himself.
Marshall however was far than happy with the decision - perhaps understandably given the current climate - and took to Twitter to vent his frustration at what he saw as blatant manipulation on the part of ESPN.
"E:60 is running a piece on me tonight that they lied to me about," wrote the star just hours before the show went out.
"It was suppose to be a story on a camp. They followed me around 2 years ago and at the end put a camera in my face to talk about it and asked nothing (about) the camp or the community weekend."
His frustration was evident for all of his followers to see as he pinpointed exactly who was to blame.
"I'm disappointed that ESPN and Lisa Salters continue to try and tell my story in ESPN's words. Better yet I'm pi**ed off - beyond disappointed.
"This is the second time ESPN did this. I trust ESPN to tell my story & they lied to me once again to get my interview. Media exploits & tell their own stories. Disappoints again. Well I guess I probably should use my coping skills now. Thanks ESPN."
The tweets have since been deleted from Marshall's official Twitter account but there is no doubting his feelings towards the sports broadcaster at this present time.
In a somewhat ironic twist it seems that the show itself has actually led to many coming out in praise of Brandon Marshall for the way he has owned up to his own issues and turned his life around in recent years.
Marshall had several run ins with the law during his college, and early NFL, career which culminated with an alleged assault of his then fiancee in 2009. After posting a $300,000 bail the charges were dropped the following day.
In 2011 the former Broncos and Dolphins man, after another altercation with his wife, revealed he had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder - a mental health disease that he has since spoken openly about and campaigned on behalf of.
Marshall has spoken in the past of the life changing moment he opted to join the Chicago Bears and he has certainly repaid the Soldier Field faithful for their support since 2012.
In his first two full seasons with the franchise, the 30-year-old boasts 2,803 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns.
And his form has continued into the 2014 season so far, with four touchdowns already in the Bears' opening two games.
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