Posted September 25, 2012

Brandon Marshall slams Warren Sapp after Sapp’s controversial comments

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Brandon Marshall slammed Warren Sapp Monday, three days after Sapp called him a “retard.” (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall hit back at former NFL player and current NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp on Monday, three days after Sapp controversially referred to Marshall as a “retard.”

Friday on The Dan Patrick Show, Sapp leveled the loaded charge at Marshall when criticizing current players’ knowledge of the NFL’s past.

“These kids that play the game today have no relevance for the past, have no conscious of what it is,” Sapp said, according to The Chicago Tribune. “I mean, Brandon Marshall talking about Shannon Sharpe, who is he to talk? He’s the first 100-catch receiver, back-to-back, retard. What you just did in Denver for three years. You don’t know this? No, of course he doesn’t, because it’s not about Brandon Marshall … it ain’t about the past, it’s about me. It’s about personal success, pay me, and now I’ll think about being a team guy.”

Marshall responded by posting two videos on Twitter. In the first, which garnered more than 10,000 views in 14 hours, Marshall hammered Sapp on everything from his divorce to filing for bankruptcy. Via the Tribune, here’s part of what Marshall said in the first video:

“Listen, I got a very disturbing heads up on something Warren Sapp said. He called me ‘retarded.’ That’s really disappointing to hear that from an NFL legend, but I’m going to take this as a lesson. And I think we all can learn from this. Be very careful who you take advice from. You want to surround yourself with good people, Godly people. When I look at Warren Sapp, I can’t go to him and talk about finances because he filed for bankruptcy. I can’t go to him and talk about my marriage because he filed for divorce. I can’t go to him and talk about being a great father, because one day I’m going to have children, because he’s not active in his children’s life. The lesson that we all should learn here is surround yourself with good people and be careful who you take counsel from. … And guys like Warren Sapp, I feel sorry for. So hopefully, one day he’ll change his life. We’ll pray for him. Instead of using words to destroy, he may use words to uplift.”

Fourteen minutes later, Marshall posted another video, tweeting at Sapp that he was “holding you accountable.”

“All we can do is try to encourage him to be better but at the same time, we’re going to hold you accountable, Warren,” Marshall said. “Just like I’m held accountable. I’ve made my share of mistakes, and I’m going to continue to make my mistakes, but I’m never going to put myself on a platform or a podium where I think I’m invisible or untouchable. So, warren, take this as words of encouragement and not words to criticize you or destroy you. This is out of truth and love. All right, Warren.”

Later, Marshall tweeted that Sapp emailed him in response to Marshall’s videos:

 


8 comments
AntG
AntG

Oops...I meant to say "mean to say".

AntG
AntG

I may be wrong but didn't Warren me to say Sterling Sharpe*(the older bro' of Shannon) was the back to back 100 catch receiver.

JonathanAldrid2
JonathanAldrid2

@SInow he didnt "slam" warren. he told the truth. #Bigdifference

_zott
_zott

@SInow @BMarshall Should read "Marshall takes the high road. Speaks the truth, doesn't spread hate. Calls it like it is."

StevenJeffreyRoss
StevenJeffreyRoss

Warren Saap never really was that good for any sustained amount of time and he has the biggest most un factual mouth on Earth... In short, Saap is the issue, and in his life he has always been, nothing less than a complete PIG, and in every sense of the word except "Policeman"...

 

...everyone knows this !!!

VERMONT DUDE
VERMONT DUDE

Sapp is an uneducated (he went to the "U"   Does anyone really think he actually took real class there and passed!!

He is a pompous, all about me guy.

Sure he was an excellent football player, but you just don't call people 'a retard'. Inappropriate an unacceptable.

It just shows his ignorance. Then to email Marshal with a 'when and where'   How old is this loser  16?

Get real Sapp.  Look in the mirror at your own life.  bankruptcy when you made millions of dollars.  Please.

maybe a smaller posse might have helped.

T10
T10

Sapp was on of the best D lineman this game has ever seen.  You dont record 20+ sacks in a season at DT by geing subpar.  But he is an A$$

Ryan_R_Kelley
Ryan_R_Kelley

 @StevenJeffreyRoss Actually, Sapp was one of the most dominant defensive linemen in a long, long time.  He is a pompous a s s hat, but he excelled on the field.