Martellus Bennett went on a deep, rather dark Twitter rant on Tuesday night.
The former NFL tight end started by quote-tweeting a TMZ article about Brandon Marshall wanting a fight with boxing star Deontay Wilder, and ended on the bad side about the NFL and professional sports in general.
Bennett replied to his initial tweet hours later.
“Honestly football made me such an angry person, everything bothered me,” Bennett tweeted. “Football is interesting. Psychologically it’s some really dangerous s***. To really play the game of football you have to have some f***ed up wiring in your head.
“It’s chaotic. It takes years and years of brainwashing to go along with a lot of the s***. Lol. It starts at peewee. That’s why you gotta watch who is coaching your kids and what they’re teaching them beyond the game.”
Bennett, who retired in 2018 after a decade in the league, then went on a brief tangent to tell fans that most of their “favorite players aren’t good people.” He did, however, have good things to say about Jon Kitna, who was the backup quarterback in Dallas when Bennett was on the Cowboys.
Bennett next addressed how hard he feels it is to get back into “everyday society” after careers end.
Bennett concluded with the thought that most athletes, not just former football players, may not think their career was worth it by the end.
Bennett, 33, played in the league from 2008-17 for the Cowboys, New York Giants, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers. He had more than 4,500 receiving yards and 30 touchdowns throughout his career.
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