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Bennett On Meriweather: ‘I Still Want To Punch Him In The Face’

Martellus Bennett. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Martellus Bennett. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) Brandon Meriweather has earned his reputation around the league for being a headhunter.

The Redskins safety, who played for the Bears two seasons ago, was suspended two games by the NFL after being called for two personal fouls for targeting a defenseless receiver in Sunday’s Bears-Redskins game.

When asked what he thinks about Meriweather, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett didn’t hold back, as he rarely does.

“He’s a scumbag,” Bennett told The Boers and Bernstein Show. “… I still want to punch him in the face.

“What it comes down to, at the end of the day, the players have got to look out for the players. There’s a way to go out there and be a beast when you hit people, and have nobody want to come across the middle,” Bennett said. “But then there’s a way not to do it, where you’re deliberately hitting guys (high,) or after the game you’re saying, ‘Oh, I’ve got to pay,’ because you know what you did was wrong when you were doing it. Then it just becomes wrong.

“It’s not ignorance, because he knows what he’s doing, or guys know what they’re doing. Some guys are making these attacks on other guys.”