Jets' Marshall: Trash talk about my wife sparked shoving match

BY Mike Garafolo • December 6, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brandon Marshall is fine with opposing players talking trash -- just don't get too personal.

That's exactly what happen when the Jets' wide receiver got into a brief shoving match with Giants defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins, who made a comment about Marshall's significant other during Sunday's game.

"I believe in trash talk and some guys get up for that, but some things are off limits," Marshall told reporters after the Jets' 23-20 overtime win. "He made a comment -- he said my 'girl' and he didn't know I was married. I don't care, there's not enough money on this earth for someone to disrespect my wife. I just tried to take it out in between the lines. I don't care about anything at that point."

Neither Marshall nor Jenkins was flagged for the incident. They talked it out during the 2-minute warning in the fourth quarter -- just before Marshall caught a touchdown to send the game into overtime.

Marshall, whose relationship with his wife has had some rocky moments, called Jenkins a "good sport" because he took back his comments after realizing Marshall was married.

"He thought maybe I had four or five girls or something. But I'm happily married to one woman," Marshall said. "I love my wife, Michi Marshall, and I will fight to the end for her.

"So there you go, baby. He's 500 pounds and I went after him for you."

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