Brandon Meriweather, who was suspended last week for hits to the head in the Chicago game, has been a repeat offender when it comes to helmet hits and getting fined. He got his two game suspension reduced to one game on appeal, so he was back talking to the press today.
Boy, did he have things to say.
According to Zac Boyer of the Washington Times, Meriweather talked about what he was going to do now. I don’t think it is going to win him any friends on the other side of the ball. “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.”
Meriweather also took a shot at Brandon Marshall, who had some choice words after Meriweather’s actions in the previous game, including suggesting he should be sat down and maybe kicked out of the league if it continued.
“Guys like that really don’t understand that there is life after football,” Marshall said. “I respect the league trying to better our game and guys like that, maybe he needs to get suspended or taken out of the game completely. I understand. I get it. I was one of those guys. I played defense growing up. I was a headhunter. Even sometimes on the offensive side, I played that way. But with rules in place, you’ve gotta respect it.
That brought out this response by Meriweather, reference an incident in Miami with Marshall, who was stabbed two years ago in a domestic incident.
“He feel like I need to be kicked out of the league? I feel like people who beat their girlfriends should be kicked out, too. You tell me who you’d rather have: Somebody who play aggressive on the field, or somebody who beat up their girlfriend?”
Wow. Too bad these teams don’t play in the same division and have a rematch later in the year. Brandon Meriweather, by the way, was arrested for drunk driving two years ago.