Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended for hits on Bears wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery during Washington’s Week 7 45-41 win over Chicago. Marshall followed that by suggesting that Meriweather should perhaps be removed from the NFL.
On Monday, Meriweather delivered an even harsher blow, this time to Marshall’s character.
"He feel like I need to be kicked out of the league?” Meriweather challenged, as reported by the Washington Times. “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?”
Marshall was involved in several incidents involving domestic violence, one in Denver in 2007 and two in Atlanta later that year. In the former instance, charges were dropped after Marshall underwent anger-management counseling. In the others, no charges were filed.
Marshall, who has undergone treatment for borderline personality disorder and become an advocate for increased awareness of mental-health issues, declined comment on Monday.