A wise floor manager once said, "you're let off with a warning the first time, do it again you're a repeat offender. The third time it's a habit."
And you would have thought that a one-game suspension taught Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather a lesson. It sure. ...well you tell us if it did or didn't.
“To be honest, man, you’ve got to go low now, man,” Meriweather stated, per Zac Boyer of the Washington Times. “You’ve got to end people’s careers, you know? You’ve got to tear people’s ACLs and mess up people’s knees now. You can’t hit them high no more. You’ve just got to go low.”
Is that so, Mr. Meriweather? Is that what former legends Rodney Harrison, Ed Reed, or Brian Dawkins would attest to? Yeeeah, no.
It could've all started when...
In 2008, former Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Bernard Pollard ended Tom Brady's season when he blitzed and drilled the quarterback's you-know-where. Meriweather was standing on the sidelines that afternoon, in a Patrots' uniform. Bitterness ensues.
It doesn't make sense how...
The leader of their pack, Robert Griffin III, completed rehab on his torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee (the second time in last four years) this past offseason. That gravely disappoints us (writers) -- we can't imagine how much worse it makes RGIII feel tonight, or any other night. It doesn't make sense that his safety yaps on about messing up other players' ACLs.
Getting to the bottom of it by...
On November 19, 2012, it was reported that Meriweather tore the ACL in his right knee. This, unfortunately, was the safety's first game back after missing the first nine with a sprained MCL and PCL in his left knee. He's been through the rehab, the help-me-help-you crutches, the uncomfortable knee brace, the acute pain. Maybe Nastyweather doesn't need a one-game suspension.
Maybe a grievance counselor might do the trick. He's not over his past. Closure. Get it now.
Something tells me from this interview that Nasty is carrying around a loaded shotgun of rebuttals for anyone -- Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall's case with his girlfriend -- who tries to attack the safety's vulnerable, weak knees.
In this case, his own weakness.