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.
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:
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.