Oh me, oh my. Somebody put Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather near a microphone this morning and the results were explosive.
Not only did Meriweather voice his displeasure about the NFL’s rules, suggesting (in a tongue and cheek way) that you need to end the careers of players now by going for their knees and tearing their ACL’s, he also let out some verbal barbs directed towards Chicago Bears wide receiver, Brandon Marshall.
It was Marshall who was on the receiving end of Meriweather’s latest hit which saw the safety get suspended by the NFL. It was also Marshall, who after the game between the Bears and Redskins suggested that it might not be a bad idea of guys like Meriweather were banned from the league.
That of course didn’t sit so well with Meriweather who suggested today that the league may want to ban people who hit their girlfriend:
“Listen, everybody’s got their opinion of things, you know,” Meriweather said. “Everybody’s got their opinion. He feels like, you know, I need to be kicked out of the league. I feel like, people who beat their girlfriends should be kicked out of the league too.”
“You tell me who you’d rather have: Somebody who plays aggressive on the field, or somebody who beats up their girlfriend,” Meriweather said. “Everybody’s got their opinion. That’s mine. He’s got his.”
That of course was a not so subtle shot towards Marshall who has a pretty impressive rap sheet which includes domestic violence issues, though, Marshall has never been found guilty of such.