By Paul Roumeliotis
If the gloves weren't off already, they definitely are now.
As you know, Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended for one game (reduced from two after an appeal) for Week 7 head shot against Brandon Marshall.
The two players communicated last week via telephone, but the two were still not on the same page. Marshall said, based on Meriweather's unclean history, that he should be banned from the league.
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While Marshall was trying to be constructive with his advice, less than a week later, Meriweather retaliated by taking some nasty shots at Marshall's personal life off the field. Redskins reporter Zac Boyer had the latest on Meriweather's comments.
Meriweather: "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."— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) October 28, 2013
Meriweather: "You tell me who you’d rather have: Somebody who play aggressive on the field, or somebody who beat up their girlfriend?"— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) October 28, 2013
Meriweather is referring to an alleged incident in 2007 where Marshall was arrested for suspicion of domestic violence toward his girlfriend but was cleared on all charges.
The Washington safety continued to vent, saying that he would rather target his opponents upper body rather than aiming low and potentially ending their career.
Meriweather on tackling: “To be honest, man, you’ve just got to go low now, man. You’ve got to end people’s careers, you know?"— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) October 28, 2013
Meriweather: "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.”— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) October 28, 2013
Marshall responded to Meriweather's comments by taking the high road.
There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing #MachineMarshall— Machine Marshall (@BMarshall) October 28, 2013