- John Keim, ESPN Staff Writer
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Former NFL receiver Cris Carter ripped Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for his comments targeted at Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. Carter said Marshall's history of mental illness made Meriweather's comments off-base.
After returning from his one-game suspension Monday, Meriweather said players who beat their girlfriends should be kicked out of the league. Meriweather was asked what he thought of Bears tight end Martellus Bennett saying he wanted to punch Meriweather and Marshall saying that Meriweather should be either suspended or kicked out of the league.
Marshall has been arrested multiple times for domestic violence. In 2011, Marshall said he was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. According to the National Institute of Health, those who suffer from this have: problems with regulating emotions and thoughts; impulsive and reckless behavior and unstable relationships.
Carter has served as a mentor to Marshall.
“I’m disappointed in him because what Brandon Marshall has is a serious condition and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone," Carter, an ESPN NFL analyst, said on Mike & Mike Tuesday morning. "And I have been there on the other end of phone calls and I wasn’t proud because I’m mentoring this kid and the things he did. But right now Brandon Marshall is as healthy as he has ever been. He does have issues but every day he gets up and he deals with his issues. So for me, to have NFL players bickering through the news about real, real issues … it’s disappointing … it’s really disappointing … and it’s totally unprofessional.”