Brandon Marshall To Bring His Own Penalty Flags For Jets’ Game Vs. Dolphins


Dec 15, 2016

Each NFL game typically is officiated by a total of seven referees, but the New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins game on Saturday night will feature eight.

That’s because Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall has decided to bring his own penalty flags to the game, just in case the referees need extra help.

First reported by the Associated Press, Marshall thought this may be a good idea due to Dolphins defensive back Byron Maxwell’s tendency to hold on plays.

”I’ll be carrying my own flag, just in case he decides to conduct himself the same way,” Marshall said. ”So, I will help the refs out. But I thought they did a tremendous job the last time we played them.”

In their last game, Marshall hauled in five catches for 46 yards and Maxwell was called for two penalties. The Dolphins got the last laugh, though, winning the game 27-23.

While carrying a penalty flag onto the field might not go over well with the league, Marshall insists he is just trying to make the game run as smoothly as possible.

”It depends on how Roger (Goodell) wants to play it,” Marshall said. ”I’m just here to help.”

Thumbnail photo via Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports Images

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