Jets' Marshall punts ball over bleachers in frustration

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, right, looks on as wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) and teammates run a drill during NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall punted a football over the bleachers in frustration at the end of what coach Todd Bowles calls a ''sluggish'' practice.

After a teammate dropped a pass Tuesday, Marshall picked up the ball and booted it, just clearing the stands where campers and parents were sitting.

He jokes that he ''almost got sued'' because of the short punt, but says that type of emotion is OK to show people that subpar practice performances are not acceptable.

Tuesday's session marked the fifth practice of training camp for the Jets. Bowles says Marshall's punt was no big deal.

Marshall adds that he kicks balls every ''five or six weeks.''

In 2009, Marshall threw a well-publicized practice tantrum that got him suspended a week while with Denver, when he also punted a football, walked while the rest of the team ran during warmups and swatted away a pass thrown to him.

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