Brandon Marshall calls out Cris Carter for ‘fall guy’ comments
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall became the latest person to come out against controversial comments made by Cris Carter when the Hall of Fame wide receiver addressed young players at a 2014 NFC rookie symposium.
The Jets wideout, who has trained with Carter during the offseason over the years, said while Carter’s comments were ill-advised, it’s arguably not that surprising he said them.
“I believe that is the reality of a certain culture, but I don’t believe in that,” Marshall said, via SI’s Richard Deitsch. “I believe you should try to be your best every single day. Cris Carter is a guy that I have been around for the past 10 years, and as a player, sometimes I don’t agree with his approach. I feel like he is a guy who has been through a lot and he should be more understanding at times. This is just Cris Carter catching up with Cris Carter.”
Carter during his comments advised players to find a “fall guy” in their crew to take the rap should they run afoul of the law.
“If you all got a crew, you got to have a fall guy in the crew,” Carter told the rookies. “If you all have a crew, one of those fools got to know, he’s the one going to jail. We’ll get him out.”
Carter has since apologized for his comments in series of tweets posted Sunday.
“Seeing that video has made me realize how wrong I was,” Carter wrote. “I was brought there to educate young people and instead I gave them very bad advice. Every person should take responsibility for his own actions. I’m sorry and I truly regret what I said that day.”
Carter was admonished by both the NFL and ESPN, his employer, for his comments and now Marshall has joined the chorus of those who have called him to task for what he said as well.
(image via New York Post)