March 23, 1984 Brandon Tyrone Marshall is born in Pittsburgh to 21-year-old Freddie Marshall and 19-year-old Diane Bolden, Freddie's high school sweetheart.
April 24, 1987 While serving a work-release jail sentence after a conviction for smashing a woman in the face with a beer bottle, Freddie marries Diane.
Nov. 20, 1987 Diane is granted a protection order against Freddie. Records indicate it is the first of three she will file against her husband. In total, the women in Freddie's life are granted protection orders at least six times.
April 17, 1990 Freddie files for divorce, but Brandon's parents stay together. Freddie files again on July 10, 1995.
Sept. 25, 1991 Police find 12 balloons of heroin and a calculator in the truck Freddie is driving. Charges are later dismissed.
1993-1994 In fourth grade, Brandon moves to Florida with his dad and his brother Fred Jr. His mother moves to Georgia with his sister London. (Brandon also spent some years growing up with his father in Georgia, as well as separately with his mother.
1998-2002 Marshall is an All-State football player at Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Fla., near Orlando. He also letters in basketball and track.
Fall 2002 Marshall begins college at Central Florida. He preferred to go to Florida but wasn't willing to switch to safety. He says the only other school to recruit him was Connecticut.
Oct. 31, 2004 An argument with an off-duty Florida Highway Patrol officer gets heated at a Denny's. Marshall is arrested on misdemeanor charges, which later are dismissed. It is the first of more than a dozen encounters with authorities, most often related to incidents with the women in his life, including his wife, Michi, who also has been arrested. He is arrested for driving under the influence twice but pleads guilty to a lesser offense and gets one year of probation. In 2009, an Atlanta jury finds Marshall not guilty on battery charges involving his then-longtime girlfriend, Rasheedah Watley. Marshall does not testify. He has never been found guilty of domestic violence.
April 30, 2006 Marshall is drafted by the Broncos in the fourth round, No. 119 overall.
Dec. 3, 2006 Marshall scores his first NFL touchdown on a 71-yard reception from Jay Cutler.
Jan. 24, 2007 Orlando police respond to a bowling alley parking lot where Brandon and Freddie are arguing over money. Freddie gets in his car and attempts to run Brandon over. While police are on scene, Freddie says he will "ruin (Brandon's) professional football career." Brandon chooses not to press charges.
February 2009 Marshall proposes to Michi Nogami-Campbell.
Dec. 13, 2009 Marshall sets an NFL record for receptions in a game with 21.
April 1, 2010 Brandon and Michi are married.
April 14, 2010 Marshall is traded to the Dolphins for two second-round picks.
February 2011 Brandon and Michi devote their lives to Christianity during a retreat.
July 31, 2011 Marshall announces he suffers from borderline personality disorder. With the help of the NFL, he begins treatment at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts.
March 13 Marshall is traded to the Bears for two third-round picks. The Bears take on the remaining $28.1 million on his contract.
May During the Bears' organized team activities, Marshall is officially reunited with Cutler.
Aug. 9 Marshall and the Bears open their preseason against the Broncos at Soldier Field.
Sources: Tribune reporting, court and police records.Copyright © 2015, RedEye