NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Brandon Marshall isn’t afraid to speak his mind, and that was on full display on Tuesday night.
Discussing the nullification of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL,” the Jets’ wide receiver theorized about how race might have played a role in Judge Richard M. Berman’s decision.
“White players, specifically at the quarterback position, are treated differently,” the five-time Pro Bowler said.
Marshall told host Adam Schein that many black players feel that they are held to different standards than their white counterparts.
“Absolutely,” Marshall said. “At times, at times, at times, yes.”
The 31-year-old stressed that he’s not alone in this thinking. Rather, it’s a widespread belief around the league.
“I think that the important role that I play on this show is to give the viewers (an) inside look of the locker room,” Marshall said. “I am a player right now. This is not just from our locker room; this is from the locker rooms across the States. This is how guys are feeling. This is not just my opinion. These are conversations I’m having with guys.
“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.”