Brandon Meriweather teed off on two Chicago receivers Sunday afternoon, and he now has a two-game suspension to show for it.
In the days following, the Bears have hit back, targeting the controversial Redskins safety with some serious verbal haymakers.
Brandon Marshall, the victim of one of Meriweather’s personal fouls, told reporters after the game that the NFL has no place for dirty, headhunting players like him. Bears tight end Martellus Bennett echoed his teammate’s sentiments during an appearance on Chicago’s 670 The Score on Monday, and he was not quite as polite with his criticism.
“Oh, I still want to punch him in the face,” Bennett said (as transcribed by The Washington Post) after one of the radio hosts joked that the tight end was a winner after not being subjected to one of Meriweather’s headshots.
“The scumbag,” he continued. “What it comes down to, at the end of the day, the players have got to look out for the players. There’s a way to go out there and be a beast when you hit people, and have nobody want to come across the middle. But then there’s a way not to do it, where you’re deliberately hitting guys [high], or after the game you’re saying, ‘Oh, I’ve got to pay,’ because you know what you did was wrong when you were doing it. Then it just becomes wrong. It’s not ignorance, because he knows what he’s doing, or guys know what they’re doing. Some guys are making these attacks on other guys.”
If Bennett really does have the desire to crack Meriweather in the nose, we doubt many around the NFL would step in to stop him.
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