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Brandon Marshall’s civil trial begins Tuesday

Brandon Marshall #15 of the New York Jets

Brandon Marshall #15 of the New York Jets warms up before playing against the Houston Texans on Nov. 22, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Scott Halleran

Jets receiver Brandon Marshall is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday at a civil trial stemming from a 2012 incident in which he allegedly hit a woman.

According to court records, Christin Myles, then 24, alleged Marshall hit her outside a Manhattan nightclub on March 11, 2012. An investigation determined there was not enough evidence to charge him criminally.

Myles is seeking at least $75,000 in the civil trial, which is scheduled to last until Friday but could be wrapped up sooner.

Coincidentally, Marshall also will be honored by the New York City Chapter of the National Football Foundation (NFF) on Tuesday night. The six-time Pro Bowler will be presented with the Ernie Accorsi Humanitarian Award, named after the retired Giants general manager and NFL executive. The award, which is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to his community and the game of football, will be given to Marshall during the organization’s annual “Elite Eleven” Scholar-Athlete Award banquet.

Marshall became a vocal mental health advocate after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in 2011. He and his wife, Michi, founded Project 375, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating the stigma surrounding mental illness and disorders.

The Jets wideout will be honored, along with Don McPherson, a former West Hempstead High School and Syracuse quarterback, football analyst and social activist, and 11 scholar-athletes.

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