Brandon Marshall Ends Interview After Question About Comment on White QBs

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistJuly 13, 2017

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall speaks to reporters during the team's organized team activities at its NFL football training facility, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall cut an interview short Thursday when the discussion turned to comments he made in 2015 about white quarterbacks.

Marshall appeared on WEEI's Kirk & Callahan and decided to end the interview after he was asked about him previously saying that white players, and quarterbacks specifically, were treated differently than black players in the NFL (warning: video contains NSFW language):

During an appearance on Showtime's Inside the NFL two years ago, Marshall said the following when discussing the Deflategate scandal surrounding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, per NJ.com's Dom Cosentino:

"The race card. There are a lot of players out there that believe that—white players, specifically at the quarterback position—are treated differently. ... It's just not African-American players. I've had this conversation with Caucasian players as well. The most important part of this whole discussion is the process for the players. They just want the process to be fair and right. They just want to get it right."

On Thursday, the hosts attempted to engage Marshall in a conversation on that topic, and he simply responded, "Black guys in America get treated differently, period."

Marshall asked the hosts to change the subject and warned that he would leave if they didn't before eventually deciding to step away.

The 33-year-old Marshall is set to enter his first season with the Giants after spending the previous two campaigns as a member of the New York Jets.

Marshall is a six-time Pro Bowler with 12,061 career receiving yards to his credit, but he has yet to appear in a postseason game.