Giants’ Brandon Marshall abruptly walks out on radio interview
Giants receiver Brandon Marshall did not enjoy a line of questioning during a WEEI interview this morning, and so he walked off the set.
The interview started off amicably enough, with Marshall talking about his former teams and NFL experiences. But when Marshall was asked about his 2015 comment that white players and black players are treated differently, Marshall wasn’t pleased.
“I’m not getting into the race card with you guys,” Marshall said. “So if that’s what you guys want to do you can go there, but black guys in America get treated differently, period. I’ll just say that. Black guys in America get treated differently.”
Asked if professional athletes specifically get treated differently based on skin color, Marshall got upset.
“We done with this interview? Can I get off of this interview? Alright, I’m done with you guys,” Marshall said. “Come on, man, you’re going back to a year ago, brother. You guys made news now. You got Brandon Marshall to say black guys get treated differently and I’m going to drop the mic on you guys. . . . Change the subject or I’m getting off. I’m dropping the mic.”
The interviewers then began to ask a question about his history of domestic violence, although Marshall walked out before the question could be finished.
“If you had been accused of what you’ve been accused of in the past,” the interviewers began, before Marshall said, “Oh, s--t. I’m done with you guys. Bye.”
The interviewers then began to say they had wanted to ask Marshall “about the Ray Rice stuff, his own off-field problems, he has a history of assaulting women,” but by that point Marshall had already taken off his headphones and walked away.