Brandon Marshall apologizes for airing out Warren Sapp publicly

Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall grabbed some headlines for himself earlier this week after he released a pair of videos angrily responding to Warren Sapp after Sapp called him a “retard” on The Dan Patrick Show last week.

Marshall lacerated Sapp for the former defensive tackle’s marital problems, financial problems and his approach to fatherhood. Marshall addressed the videos with reporters on Thursday and said that he stood by his criticisms of Sapp, but that he regretted airing his grievances in such a public venue.

“That thing started like a year ago. It was actually Sterling Sharpe that made the comment, and I made the comment back last year. It took me by surprise last year. I will say, if I could do it again, I really meant everything I said, but I think it would have helped him more if I would have kept it private,” Marshall said, via ESPNChicago.com. “So I apologize to Warren Sapp for saying that publicly. Like I said, I meant everything I said, but where I’m at in my life I need to learn from that and definitely keep that private. It started off as something he said publicly, and I talked to him a little bit privately over e-mail and it didn’t go the way I wanted it to. So we’ll both learn from this and be better men.”

Unless Sapp decides to fan the flames in the next few days, that would seem to be the end of that.

24 responses to “Brandon Marshall apologizes for airing out Warren Sapp publicly

  1. Warren Sapp shoots his mouth of at so many people. But when it came time to promote his book he didn’t want to answer any questions about all of the problems he has brought upon himself and others.

  2. He shouldn’t apologize for airing it out public. I mean, Sapp called him a retard on a radio show to begin with.

  3. What he said was actually factual and a good response to Sapp’s comment. I don’t think he needs to apologize one bit. He is definitely maturing and I hope he continues on a positive path.

  4. As a Dolphins fan, I have a tough time supporting Marshall. But, he appears to have matured and has his head on straight at the moment. So kudos to him for that.

    Plus, if there is someone that I dislike more than Marshall, that guy would be Warren Sapp.

  5. Way to go.
    Sapp is such a pathetic excuse for a man. I’m happy to see someone blast him like Brandon did.

  6. While I’m in no way defending Sapp, his reputation precedes him. Why, specifically did he call Marshall a retard? If it was related to football then he may have had a point. And for Marshall to attack Sapp over personal, as opposed to professional, football related issues, is kind of a bitch move.

  7. It’s good to see Marshall beginning to think twice and realizing his actions aren’t always the best. With that said, there’s nothing incorrect about what Marshall said, and while he’s right that he didn’t need to say it publicly, Sapp did have it coming.

  8. Sapp this is your chance to let this go. Under normal circumstances I like the QB KILLA… but dont attack my team with a microphone an a TV camera. Marshall is Chicago’s #1 WR an one of the teams best players. Let this go Sapp the HOF is waiting for you.

  9. Good for Brandon, great to see him being the bigger man.

    That aside @jmoss850

    You are aware Cutler is his Qb right ?

  10. Two way street… I see nothing wrong with what Brandon said and how he went about it… Can’t throw stones if you live in a glass house.

  11. irishnativeson says: Sep 27, 2012 4:31 PM

    While I’m in no way defending Sapp, his reputation precedes him. Why, specifically did he call Marshall a retard? If it was related to football then he may have had a point. And for Marshall to attack Sapp over personal, as opposed to professional, football related issues, is kind of a bitch move.
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    Marshall has Borderline Personality Disorder, so for Sapp to call him a retard (for ANY reason) is the real bitch move.

    Sapp got what he deserved.

  12. Marshall need not apologize for publicly humiliating Sapp. When isn’t The NFL network demanding Sapp make enormous apologies for using the “R” word, I really believe had this been a white person that said the “R” word they would of taken Jesus off the cross and put them up there instead. When is the NFL Network going to give Sapp his walking papers, with his track record its just a short matter of time till he really says something even more offensive, the more they let him get away with running his jowls, the more he thinks he can do and say what ever he wants. Websters defines Sap as a ‘fool’ how appropriate.

  13. Warren Sapp is a sap. The man has a mouth about the size of Texas talks crap about people , so anyone that talks crap about this sucker has a right too. He is fair game.

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