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Brandon Marshall gave an interview that became contentious Thursday when two Boston-area radio hosts pushed the New York Giants receiver on race as well as his domestic violence allegations.
WEEI’s Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan, both of whom are white, pressed Marshall on his comments nearly two years ago on how the NFL handled the Deflategate suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who has a weekly slot on the show during the NFL season. Marshall said at the time that “white players specifically, at the quarterback position, are treated differently.”
“I’m not getting into the race card with you guys, if that’s what you want to do,” Marshall said. “Black guys in America get treated differently. Period. I’ll just say that.”
Minihane remained undeterred.
“Are we done with this interview?” Marshall, who was attending Johnny…