Brandon Meriweather lashes out at Brandon Marshall

Brandon Meriweather has responded to Brandon Marshall's calls for banning him from the NFL

10/28/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Blog Photo - Brandon Meriweather lashes out at Brandon MarshallBears WR Brandon Marshall had some pretty harsh words to say about Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather and his propensity for dirty hits. Marshall said that Meriweather should be banned from the NFL, since he apparently hasn't learned how to play defense cleanly and without injuring opposing players.

Meriweather has fired back at Marshall, bringing up a few things from Marshall's past and also hinting at how he might handle things in the future.
"Listen, everybody’s got their opinion of things, you know. 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. Everybody’s got their opinion. That’s mine. He’s got his."

This was, of course, a reference to an incident in 2008 in which Marshall was accused of beating his girlfriend. Marshall was also accused of punching a woman in an NYC nightclub.

While some may agree with Meriweather's comments about Marshall, he went on further to make some more comments that spoke directly to Marshall's original point:
"I guess I’ve just got to take people’s knees out. That’s the only way. I’d hate to end a guy’s career, you know, over a rule. But I guess it’s better other people than me getting suspended for longer. To be honest, man, you’ve just got to go low now. You’ve got to end people’s careers, you know? You’ve got to tear people’s ACLs and mess up people’s knees now. You can’t hit them high no more. You’ve just got to go low."

This is a clear example of a guy who simply doesn't get it.

There are hundreds of players around the league who manage to make tackles in a safe and reasonable way. There are more body parts than simply the head and the knees. A proper tackle would be near the middle of the body. There's really no reason, other than blatant stupidity, for a player to believe that he absolutely MUST target either the head or the knees.

Meriweather has proven over the course of his career that he has no interest in the safety of anyone else on the field. He's clearly not intelligent, and shows no signs whatsoever that he's capable of changing the way he plays. At a point, should the NFL tolerate someone who needs to change, but has neither interest nor ability to do so?

It's clearly wrong for someone to beat their girlfriend. I think we'd all agree with Meriweather on that. But distraction won't work for long. It's also wrong to go out of your way to injure other players, and he needs to stop. If he can't, then the NFL doesn't need him around. It's that simple.
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10/29/13   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

Marshall has admitted to having mental health problems. He suffers from BPD (borderline personality disorder). He is getting help daily and tries to raise awareness for mental health. He has changed his life for the better since getting the proper help. Perhaps this clown Meriweather should seek help as well if he believes his actions are normal.