Sheldon Richardson Says Brandon Marshall Is A Drama Queen & He Still Doesn’t Like Him
Last season, wide receiver Brandon Marshall had one of the worst years of his career. He experienced career lows across the board, catching 59 passes for only 788 yards and scored just 3 TDs.
The Jets ultimately cut him and defensive end Sheldon Richardson ripped his former teammate back in May in a not-so-subtle way, saying the locker room is “easier to get along with now, ” and “there are ’15′ reasons why.”
Fast forward to August and Richardson wants it to be known that he still does not like Brandon Marshall because he was a drama queen. He also explained the many things that Marshall did that got on his nerves.
While appearing on the ‘The Michael Kay Show’, Richardson was asked if he was happy Marshall was gone from the team. Here’s what he had to say:
“In a way, yeah. I am. I am. Guys didn’t address the situation at hand that needed to be addressed to him because of who he was . . . and how guys kind of carried him with the team a little. There were some things . . . He did some things in the locker room.”
Richardson then placed the blame on the NY media for siding with Marshall after they had an altercation.
“Right there, that whole situation was sticky because we’re losing and he’d do things that were a little drama queen-ish. and then he’s dogging out this guy, that guy. Oh, it’s everybody’s fault except his. Everybody pointing the finger when we’re losing and then nobody wants to say something to him. And then I say something to him — the criminal, the bad guy — and the media ran with it. That man knows what he did to the locker room a little bit. And I was the one that addressed it. And will still address it to this day.
“If he can’t come on media and tell them what he did and how he actually quit on this team way before the season was over with, well . . .
“Even with my little Snapchat video — we got smashed by the Dolphins [34-13 in Week 15], but I was still third in tackles. My heart’s going to always be with football. This is what I do. This is who I am. I’m not trying to be a celebrity . . . I don’t care about being famous. I play football.”
Richardson wanted to end the beef, but found it problematic once Marshall stated the Jets won’t have a chance during the upcoming 2017 season.
“He contributed to that,” Richardson said on air Monday. “You’ve got to look within yourself. We all contributed to that. He was out there when we were talking those Ls. We took those Ls together. That’s what a team is supposed to do. Not, ‘Oh, they don’t stand a chance to win.’ If you’re that guy or you want to be that guy, you should be the reason the team is changing the culture.”