NFL player fined for making racist remarks about Jews in tweet
A member of the New York Giants football team has been fined $250,000 by the NFL for making a racist and derogatory comment about Jews on Twitter, the league announced Friday.
According to an NFL statement, Brandon Marshall was fined $100,000 for the tweet.
Marshall, who has made headlines for his outspoken stance on Israel, was suspended by the Giants last season.
The suspension stemmed from an anti-Semitic tweet he posted on Sept. 1 that he said he would “not stand idly by” if he had to witness a Jewish child being murdered.
The tweet was deleted within a day.
According the NFL, Marshall had tweeted, “I would not stand idLY by if I had to see a Jewish baby being murdered.”
He added, “If that child was a child molester, I would be at least prepared to physically confront him.”
In the wake of the tweet, Marshall was suspended for the entire 2016 season.
He has since apologized for his remarks and tweeted that he will be “more respectful of my opponents” on Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.
The NFL said that Marshall will be fined $150,000 and will forfeit his entire 2016 salary of $1.85 million.
The league said that it will appeal the decision.