Brandon Marshall cites race as factor in Tom Brady's suspension reversal
The Jets have remained out of the press in regards to the Tom Brady "deflategate" situation, until today.
New NY receiver Brandon Marshall shook up the media today with bold comments about the court case, stating that many players in the NFL believe race played a role in Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension being lifted.
Marshall made his comments as part of a panel discussion on Showtime's "Inside the NFL." The veteran wide out is a regular on the show.
"The race card," Marshall said. "There are a lot of players out there that believe that white players -- specifically, at the quarterback position -- are treated differently."
Marshall made it known that this isn't just hit opinion, but numerous players on teams across the NFL. "This is not just from our locker room, this is from locker rooms across the States," said Brandon.
This is a pretty powerful comment from Marshall, but it is very flawed.
The big issue is that his sources are unnamed, which in a sense hurts the value of this comment. If someone were to step up and say this directly, then this may hold a lot more weight in the eyes of the media.
With that being said, the question may still be posed: Do you believe Tom Brady got off in this situation due to the color of his skin?