The Washington Redskins have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. RGIII's knee and the offensiveness of the Redskins name dominated the headlines over the first half of the season and on the defensive end, Brandon Meriweather's headhunting has become an issue.
After Meriweather's two-game suspension was reduced to one, the expectation was that the message had been delivered. Think again. While speaking with the media on Monday, Meriweather explained how he was going to alter his strategy. After threatening to end careers, he then got personal with Brandon Marshall.
Meriweather was already fined for concussing running back Eddie Lacy in Week 2 and then knocked himself out leading with his helmet on James Starks.
Meriweather's so reckless, he's even injured teammates out during their pregame warm-ups.
While he was a Bear, former Chicago receiver Tom Waddle called out Meriweather's lack of concern for the safety of his fellow players and his frightening helmet-to-helmet hit on Todd Heap in 2010 as the impetus towards harsher penalties for helmet-to-helmet hits on defenseless receivers. Meriweather is turning himself into an NFL pariah and he only has himself to blame. The worst part of Meriweather's attitude is that he has no shame over starting in the Redskins bottom-feeding secondary.
Brandon Meriweather "To be honest, you've just got to go low now..You gotta end people's career. U gotta tear people's ACL's." #Redskins— ESPN 980 (@ESPNRadio980) October 28, 2013
Brandon Meriweather: "You gotta tear peoples ACL's . Mess up people's knees. You can't him them high anymore. You've just got to go low."— ESPN 980 (@ESPNRadio980) October 28, 2013
Brandon Meriweather: "They told me to use my shoulder. I use my shoulder. I still get fined. They still say I use my head." #Redskins— ESPN 980 (@ESPNRadio980) October 28, 2013
Brandon Meriweather responded rather directly when asked about Brandon Marshall's comments he should be kicked out of the league.— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) October 28, 2013
Meriweather: "He feel like I need to be kicked out of the league? I feel like people who beat their girlfriends should be kicked out, too."— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) October 28, 2013
Meriweather: "You tell me who you’d rather have: Somebody who play aggressive on the field, or somebody who beat up their girlfriend?"— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) October 28, 2013
Brandon Marshall was the subject of a civil suit filed a few year back by a former girlfriend who accused him of abusing her.— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) October 28, 2013
That case against Marshall was dismissed last September and Marshall was cleared of any wrongdoing.— Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) October 28, 2013
This isn't over yet.