Chicago Bears wide receiver signs $30 million contract extension and pledges $1 million to fight mental illness. (Screen Grab)
Chicago Bears wide receiver signs $30 million contract extension and pledges $1 million to fight mental illness. (Screen Grab)

Chicago Bears wide received Brandon Marshall has signed a $30 million contract extension with the Chicago Bears. Marshall, who says he “may” retire as a Bear, signed the contract during an appearance on ABC’s ‘The View’ talk show, where he discussed his struggle with depression and mental illness with cast members (Jenny McCarthy, Whoopi Goldberg, Sheri Shephard) and guest host Greg Anthony. Marshall was joined by his wife Michi Nogami-Marshall, with whom he has had a stormy relationship, to discuss their struggle with his mental illness and how they are dealing with it as a family.

During the appearance, Marshall pledged $1 million to fight mental health issues. He and his wife want to help eliminate the stigma of mental illness in the athletic community.

This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of the award-winning news site ‘The Burton Wire.

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