Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall became the first active NFL player to join Showtime's Emmy-award winning show "Inside the NFL" when he was hired by the network as an analyst.
The news hasn't sat well with New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick.
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In Mushnick's Sunday column he calls Marshall a "miscreant" and blasts Showtime:
"Rinse, lather, repeat: Since his rookie year with the Broncos in 2006, talented WR Brandon Marshall, now with the Bears, has relentlessly coveted and won extra on-field TV attention through unsportsmanlike, me-first, excessive demonstrations, not to mention extra off-field attention. Frequently arrested, he eventually earned a suspension for violating the NFL’s personal code of conduct.
"And that must explain why of all the active NFL players that Showtime/CBS’ “Inside the NFL” could this year choose as a regular player/panelist/analyst, the shot-callers chose Brandon Marshall."
Mushnick's assessment of Marshall seems a bit off base. Yes, Marshall has a troubled past, but since getting traded to the Bears in 2012 he has been a model citizen and teammate. His fight with borderline personality disorder has been well documented and the five-time Pro Bowl wideout continues to raise awareness throughout the country with his foundation "Project Borderline."
While some may disagree with Marshall's decision to join the show, CSN's David Kaplan has no problem with it.
"I don't see what the big deal is," Kaplan said on Wednesday's edition of SportsTalk Live. "If he's ready to play on Sundays, the fact that he goes out there Tuesday morning on a charter and tapes an hour show and then comes back."
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