Brandon Marshall has a reputation for speaking his mind and exploring topics that other athletes might shy away from. But when Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan of WEEI asked him to explain his 2015 comments about Tom Brady’s suspension, where the outspoken wide receiver said white players and black players are treated differently, Marshall was not in the mood for a conversation.
Marshall told the show, “I’m not getting into the race card with you guys. If that is what you guys want to do you can go there, but black guys in America get treated differently period, so I’ll just say that. Black guys in America get treated differently. There are a lot of players out there that believe that white players — specifically, at the quarterback position — are treated differently.”
After K&C asked if professional athletes’ suspensions were handed down differently because of race Marshall became more testy, adding “We done with this interview? Can I get off of this interview? Alright, I’m done with you guys. Come on man, you going back to a year ago brother. You guys made news now. You got Brandon Marshall to say black guys get treated differently and I’m gonna drop the mic on you guys.”
The morning show was broadcasting live from Mohegan Sun in Connecticut in support of Johnny Damon’s charity golf tournament when the friction with Marshall occurred. The segment ended with the New York Giants receiver walking out and throwing his coffee on the set.
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