Bears Receiver Brandon Marshall Responds to Warren Sapp Calling Him Retarded: ‘At Least I’m Not a Broke Dead Beat Dad’
Former NFL defensive tackle and current NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp made the mistake of calling Bears receiver Brandon Marshall a “r****d”, and Marshall went in on Sapp, sharing with everyone why he doesn’t care one iota about what Sapp thinks.
“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. I’m not saying he’s been there on my side giving me counsel. But that’s not a guy that I can go to.”
Ouch! When you have that much wrong with your life, it is probably best to keep your mouth shut. Most of all, in times of trouble and turmoil, it is best to only offer constructive criticism of others. But that wasn’t the end of it, Marshall posted a 15 minute video further explaining his remarks.
“It’s one thing to give constructive criticism but when you talk down to someone, you’re rude to someone, you think you’re better than someone, that says a lot about who you are – not as far as outwardly, but deep in your soul,” Marshall said. “So, it seems like it’s a bigger issue, and 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. 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.”
Warren Sapp has since apologized for his remarks.
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