New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall appeared on Kirk & Callahan on Boston’s WEEI on Thursday morning, and the interview probably did not go how either he or the show’s hosts planned it.

After some inoffensive football-related conversation, Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan asked Marshall about a 2015 comment that white and black players are treated differently when it comes to NFL discipline. Marshall, perhaps aware of Minihane and Callahan’s history discussing race, said he did not want to go down that road at the moment.

“I’m not getting into the race card with you guys. So if that’s what you guys want to do you can go there, but black guys in America get treated differently, period. I’ll just say that. Black guys in America get treated differently.”

Minihane and Callahan then asked Marshall if athletes specifically were treated differently due to their race, and the receiver got testy.

“We done with this interview? Can I get off of this interview? Alright, I’m done with you guys.

“Come on, man, you’re going back to a year ago, brother. You guys made news now. You got Brandon Marshall to say black guys get treated differently and I’m going to drop the mic on you guys. … Change the subject or I’m getting off, I’m dropping the mic.”

One of the hosts then began a question about Marshall’s past legal and disciplinary troubles, and the receiver announced,  “I’m done with you guys. Bye.”

Here’s a video, via TMZ:

There’s really not too much to break down here. Minihane and Callahan wanted to talk about one thing, Marshall didn’t want to talk about that thing, and so the interview ended.

Marshall presumably has some nuanced thoughts about how the NFL treats black and white players. It’s hard to fault him for feeling Kirk & Callahan wasn’t the ideal venue to share them.

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  • Deon Hamner

    He did the right thing. If he don’t want to discuss it. They should respect it. Then they bringing up old stories before he got treated for his bipolar disorder. The man has gotten help, help others and has not been in any trouble since those days. I would’ve walked too. Anybody still asking Big Ben about raping women

    • CreightonRabs

      No, they’re not asking Been Rothlisberger about rape allegations because NO … CHARGES … WERE … EVER … FILED.

      Is that so hard for you to understand?

      • Deon Hamner

        Yeah a lot of guys are just arrested, detained and questioned about it twice… Sure…

      • brothermuzone

        No charges were ever filed in the jameis winston sexual assault case either but it didn’t stop people from talking about it. Whats the difference between winston and big ben ?

  • Carter_Burger67

    When someone alleges that black players get treated differently then refuses to discuss the differences like this is why race relations in this country will never change.

    • Wavenstein

      It’s never a “discussion”. It’s more of a prove racism exist type of thing and no oppressed person wants to go through something that degrading. Especially with those two who have said very racist things in the past

      • Carter_Burger67

        Of course it’s not a discussion. Unless you agree with the premise the left has set from the start, they walk away like this.

  • Chris

    Thank god for 98.5 The Sports Hub.

    • StoJa

      Yeah, Toucher & Rich would have licked Marshall from balls to taint. The next question they ask where they aren’t fangirls will be the first.

  • PAI

    They didn’t ask him unprovoked. They earlier asked about leaving Chicago, and he went off about how he wasn’t allowed to discuss non-football stuff in Chicago. A NATURAL FOLLOW-UP in that case would be to ask about his comments last year. Was it dumb to jump on his prior legal troubles after, probably, but he was already leaving at that point. Of course, you guys have some anti-WEEI thing going for years, but then again “ is part of the NESN digital network” so it makes some sense…

  • TriCuriousGeorge

    Ain’t nobody looking to talk race with the klan brothers