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.