Personal feuds in the NFL are not out of the norm, in fact, it’s part of the game. So, here we go again. New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson has reignited his personal beef with his former teammate Brandon Marshall, and using terms like ‘drama queen’ and accusing Marshall of quitting on the team last season will add plenty of fuel to the fire.
Richardson said Monday on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York 98.7. “That man knows what he did to the locker room.” Adding: “I was the one who addressed it and I would still address it to this day. If he can’t come out [in the] media and tell ’em what he did and how he actually quit on his team way before the season was over, that’s all in itself.”
The two players almost came to blows in the Jets locker room following a Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The pair’s locker room issues have been widely publicized.
Brandon Marshall went to the Jets organization and requested his release in March and went on to sign with the New York Giants. In a slap in the face to the Jets he later said in a radio interview that he didn’t want to stay with the Jets because he felt they had no chance to win in 2017.
During his interview on the Michael Kay Show, Richardson also said of Marshall: “That whole situation was sticky because we were losing and then you’re doing little things that are drama queen-ish, and he’s dogging out this guy and that guy.” Stating that: “It’s everybody’s fault except for his. … No one wanted to say something to him. Then I say something to him, the criminal, the bad guy, and the media just ran with it.”
Richardson made headlines before his latest outburst saying: ‘there are “15 reasons” why the locker room is a better place this season.’ — An obvious reference to Marshall, who wore the number 15 shirt.