Sheldon Richardson says Brandon Marshall “quit” on the Jets last season

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Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and former teammate Brandon Marshall nearly came to blows in the locker room last season. Richardson renewed his verbal assault Monday, saying the receiver was “drama queen-ish” and “quit on his team.”

That man knows what he did to the locker room,” Richardson said on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York 98.7, via Rich Cimini of ESPN. “I was the one who addressed it, and I would still address it to this day. If he can’t come out [in the] media and tell them what he did and how he actually quit on his team way before the season was over, that’s all in itself.”

Marshall and Richardson have had a rocky relationship, which became the center of the Jets’ locker room discord last season. Marshall asked for his release in the offseason and signed with the Giants.

After Marshall’s departure, Richardson said he had “15 reasons” why the locker room is better this season. Marshall wore No. 15.

Richardson reiterated Monday that he was glad Marshall was gone.

“That whole situation was sticky because we were losing, and then you’re doing little things that are drama queen-ish, and he’s dogging out this guy and that guy,” Richardson said. “It’s everybody’s fault except for his. . . . No one wanted to say something to him. Then I say something to him, the criminal, the bad guy, and the media just ran with it.”

22 responses to “Sheldon Richardson says Brandon Marshall “quit” on the Jets last season

  1. Who is he to throw rocks. He wasn’t exactly a model teammate last year, regularly missing team meetings, etc.

    December 18, 2016
    “The Jets tried to trade Richardson in October before the trading deadline, but could not reach a deal. Since then, Richardson has looked uninterested at times. The Jets are expected to try to trade him this offseason.”

  2. He should be critical of Ryan Fitzpatrick. He held the team hostage first, showed up unprepared to play and was destroyed whatever slim chance his team had.

  3. It’s not shocking that a receiver is a diva.
    Most of them are. But the ones who succeed aren’t divas.
    Young wanna bes take note

  4. I agree with Richardson. Marshall is a drama queen. He did the same thing in Chicago! Good riddance! The man talks too much and he just loves the sound of his own voice.

  5. Richardson may not be the model citizen but he isn’t wrong. Marshall checked out half way through the year. There’s a reason he’s been on 4 different teams

  6. Brandon Marshall probably did quit, but the way that organization turned into a dumpster fire overnight, can anyone blame him? Crap QB play, no recognizable running game, general circling the drain direction, he saw what was coming on the horizon. Should anyone be a quitter in the NFL, no way, but since it was the J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets, I’m willing to let it slide. Marshall laughs at Sheldon Richardson now….he’s on a potential playoff team with tremendous weapons at WR. Richardson is still in that dumpster fire.

  7. I agree with everything Richardson says here except for, “That man knows what he did to the locker room.” I don’t believe Brandon Marshall has the self-awareness or the empathy to understand how his behavior and words affect others. He’s improved his behavior to where he can function relatively successfully as a pro athlete but he’s still far from stable and able to play well with others on a consistent basis.

  8. Richardson sure has a lot to say about everyone else. Too bad he doesn’t play as well as he runs his mouth. If he did, maybe the Jets would win a few more games.

  9. “Not sticking up for Marshall, but he’s gone now. Why is Richardson still whining about him?”

    Probably because he was asked a question about him. Most people don’t know this, but that’s how interviews work.

  10. Sheldon Richardson is in a contract year.
    As one of the other 31 teams would you not be worried that this guy is a locker room cancer? On top of that he performed poorly last year. Why would another team want him except at a low price with heavy incentives?

  11. Marshall walked out on an interview, why not walk out on a football team when the going got rough too? Makes sense and fits a pattern of established behavior….NOT!

    How dare this man question a SAINT’S soul like Marshall. Don’t he know what that man been through? Guy is brave to come out and speak out about his mental condition and it EXPLAINS everything! Marshall is a straight up balla. He catches anything, even awful passes from a guy who should still be unemployed UNLIKE #ALLKAEPS. If you wanna win, put Marshall in!

    Don’t listen to ShelDON’T Richardson. Guy is just Seeooorry!

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