Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather sat out the Redskins’ loss on Sunday afternoon, this after he was suspended by the NFL for two games earlier this week. That suspension was downgraded to a single game, though, I’m sure the league will be less than thrilled with Meriweather’s most recent comments.
Redskins insider and ESPN Radio 980 host Chris Russell has Meriweather’s alarming comments below:
Brandon Meriweather: “If anybody go look at the tape, I didn’t use my head in any of the hits. I’m moving on from it.”
Brandon Meriweather “To be honest, you’ve just got to go low now..You gotta end people’s career. U gotta tear people’s ACL’s.”
Brandon Meriweather: “You gotta tear peoples ACL’s . Mess up people’s knees. You can’t him them high anymore. You’ve just got to go low.”
Meriweather “I’m hitting defenseless running backs. I’ve never heard of a defenseless running back.” (Green Bay, not Chicago)
I’m not even sure where to start here. As much as Meriweather doesn’t want to believe that he’s been head hunting, it’s what he does. There is a fine line between playing rough and playing dirty, clearly something the Redskins safety is not aware of.
Of course, his comments are tongue and cheek in regards to the ACL – though it’s scary to think what the hard hitting safety will do now knowing the NFL is watching him in regards to helmet-to-helmet hits.