Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Richardson Rips Marshall after Rout

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Richardson Rips Marshall after Rout

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - It took 16 weeks and 11 losses, but the Jets are finally turning on each other.

The Patriots pounded the Jets, 41-3, on Saturday. It was the most lopsided loss in this miserable season, as the team fell to 4-11. But somehow it got worse afterward.

Receiver Brandon Marshall said the Jets should be "embarrassed" by the result. Defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, when told of Marshall's comments, made it personal.

"He should be embarrassed," Richardson said.

When asked if he was referring to Marshall, Richardson simply said, "Yeah."

And does Richardson think Marshall, specifically, should be embarrassed?

"No reason," Richardson said. "He just should be. He knows what he did."

Richardson's comments are just the latest episode in this season- long drama that has played out between two of the Jets' most high- profile players. Earlier in the week, Marshall agreed with coach Todd Bowles' criticism of Richardson's inappropriate Snapchat video, calling it "unacceptable." But Richardson said that didn't bother him.

"I don't care what that guy says," Richardson said of Marshall. Richardson played the entire game Saturday, an indication that there was no on-field discipline for the incident.

After an ugly Week 3 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City, Marshall and Richardson got into a heated confrontation in the locker room. But Richardson said there's no lingering ill will from that dust- up, either.

"Nah," Richardson said. "No animosity whatsoever."

Richardson says he has a "business only" relationship with Marshall. He said he has personal respect for the wide receiver. But Richardson only grunted and shrugged when asked if he had professional respect for Marshall.

"I can't even explain it, bro," Richardson said.

Marshall was gone from the Jets' locker room by the time Richardson spoke. But two reporters caught up to him before he boarded the bus. …

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