Brandon Marshall and Warren Sapp swap insults

Posted: September 25, 2012

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall criticized former NFL star Warren Sapp for calling him a "retard" in a radio interview.

Marshall, who has been treated for borderline personality disorder and anger management, fired back Monday in an online video.

"I got a really disturbing heads-up on something Warren Sapp said, called me retarded. That's really disappointing to hear that from an NFL legend, but I'm going to take this as a lesson, and I think we all can learn from this," Marshall said in the video.

"Be very careful who you take advice from. You want to surround yourself with good people, godly people. When I look at Warren Sapp, I can't go to him and talk about finances because he filed for bankruptcy. I can't go to him and talk about my marriage because he filed for divorce. I can't go to him and talk about being a father because one day I'm going to have children, because he's not active in his children's life."

Marshall later posted on Twitter that he received an e-mail from Sapp asking "where and when" and that he assumed he was being challenged to a fight.

It stemmed from an interview with Sapp, an NFL Network analyst, on "The Dan Patrick Show." He was criticizing today's players, saying they have "no relevance for the past."

"I mean Brandon Marshall talking about Shannon Sharpe, 'Who is he to talk?' " Sapp said. "He's the first 100-catch receiver [tight end] back-to-back, retard. What you just did in Denver for 3 years. You don't know this? Of course he doesn't because it's not about Brandon Marshall."

It appeared Sapp meant to refer to NFL Network analyst Sterling Sharpe, Shannon's brother, who questioned Marshall's effort in a Miami loss last year.

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