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Former Bear Brandon Marshall says security confronted him while moving into his new house

The retired wide receiver had just bought a home in Broward County, Florida.

Ex-Bear Brandon Marshall had a confrontation with security guards while trying to move into his new home in Florida.
Ex-Bear Brandon Marshall had a confrontation with security guards while trying to move into his new home in Florida.
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Former Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall posted video on Instagram apparently showing security guards calling police as he is trying to move into his new home in Broward County, Florida.

The video shows an upset Marshall in a confrontation with one uniformed security officer and two apparently plainclothes officers at a guard house. The video does not show what led up to the engagement.

“My first day moving into my new house, because my name is not on the list, you call the cops. Now you call the cops,” Marshall says in the video.

Marshall wrote in the caption with the video: “It’s Real!!! I was so disappointed in myself for getting so emotional with my kids in the car BUT then I realized that being numb isn’t an option anymore. #vote”

The video cuts off when one of the men tries to say something to Marshall.

Marshal wrote in a later post: “I’ve been watching and processing the same injustice and unrest as you all the last few months. We have experienced this pain our entire life. The awareness and conversations being started by protests are great, but it can’t end there. I’m tired of talking that leads to nowhere. I’m calling on powerful networks to take a chance and showcase the most important message in our country right now. The path toward real change flows through the ballot box. The power belongs in the people’s hands. I’m not telling you to vote or who to vote for. I’m reminding you that you CAN vote. It is your RIGHT to have your voice heard.”

“The reality is, people fear our skin. That’s the reality,” Marshall said to WSVN-TV in Miami. “Like, just moved into a new house, and all I asked the guy was to call the front desk, ’cause literally just got our keys.”