Brandon Marshall Says Race Helped Tom Brady


Brandon Marshall Says Race Helped Tom Brady Avoided Suspension!?!

When it comes to Deflategate, New York Jets WE Brandon Marshall Says Race Helped Tom Brady Avoided Suspension.

Brandon Marshall weighed in on Brady’s hand-slap by the judge on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” on Tuesday touching on several hot-button topics. has these details from Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” where Marshall, who appears regularly on the weekly show, said the Patriots quarterback got off easy in part because of one factor.

Brandon sounded off, saying:

“The race card.”

“There are a lot of players out there that believe that white players — specifically, at the quarterback position — are treated differently.”

“This is not just from our locker room, this is from locker rooms across the states. This is how guys are feeling. This is not just my opinion. These are conversations I’m having with guys. It’s just not African-American players. I’ve had this conversation with Caucasian players as well.”


Marshall has never been one to mince words, so it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that he had something controversial to say. Marshall said that opinions vary from player to player regarding how the NFL handled Deflategate.

Marshall said:

“I think that there are three different types of players viewing this thing.”

“Number one is the fighter. I think there are guys that are in the fight with Tom (Brady). When one player’s rights are upheld, all players’ rights are upheld. It’s not about what he did if he’s right or wrong, it’s more about the process. Is it fair?”

He added:

“The second is the coward — I call them cowards. That’s the guys who are afraid to face Tom Brady. They want him suspended. I don’t believe in that. And the last is the race card. There are a lot of players out there that believe that white players, specifically at the quarterback position, are treated differently.”

Do you think the race card worked for Brady, like Marshall explains?

Recently Marshall posted this photo for #nationalunderwearday: