Brandon Marshall was playing defense for Eli Apple after the Giants practiced Thursday for Sunday’s season finale against the Redskins at MetLife Stadium. The second-year cornerback was suspended Wednesday for the remainder of this final week, as well as for the Washington game, because of continued conduct deemed detrimental to the team. That came a day after Landon Collins called the 2016 10th-overall pick “a cancer.” Marshall responded by criticizing a published report that detailed some of Apple’s family drama. The injured 12th-year receiver also expressed concern about labels never going away; Marshall was arrested for domestic violence multiple times earlier in his career, then was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Marshall basically said he will mentor Apple, and that Apple can rebound from this. “I do have compassion for him,” said Marshall, who went on injured reserve after hurting an ankle in Week 5 against the Chargers. “I talk to him. I want to spend time with him this offseason. I told him, ‘It’s not about football.’ I want to help him get through this because my story, I ended up in a mental institute for three months in an outpatient program.
‘I’ve been labeled’: Brandon Marshall is trying to fix Eli Apple
New York Post | Dec 28