Jets WR Brandon Marshall Stands by his Comments Made About Race’s Role In the NFL’s Disciplinary Process, With One Clarification


On Tuesday’s Inside the NFL, Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall said that some players believe that race is a factor when it comes to the NFL’s disciplinary process.

First-year Jets coach Todd Bowles insisted that Marshall’s comments weren’t a big deal, but he also encouraged the wide receiver “to be smarter moving forward … in terms of how he says things,” per

On Thursday, Marshall was again asked about his remarks. He didn’t back down, though he offered one clarification, via

“It had nothing to do with the judge,” Marshall said, referring to U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, who vacated Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension. “I was just saying what I thought was the opinion of a bunch of players. It had nothing to do with the case. It was just our approach.

“The only thing I will say about what whole deal is, I think we all know … whenever you talk about race, whenever you talk about religion and politics, it’s uncomfortable and it can be tough at times.”

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SOURCE: CBS Sports – Matt Norlander

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