Marquette King’s first season as punter for the Denver Broncos hasn’t even started yet and he’s already butting heads with members of the Denver media. In an interview with 104.3 The Fan hosts Zach Bye and former NFL wide receiver Brandon Stokley, King ruffled some feathers when he appeared unwilling to answer any questions pertaining to football.
The brief conversation went like this (H/T Silver And Black Pride):
Following that 90-second interview, King took a shot at Darren McKee of 104.3 The Fan, who responded by telling the veteran punter to apologize for his “incredibly disrespectful and rude interview.”
The next day, King reportedly located McKee at the Broncos’ practice facility and confronted him. According to McKee, the exchange on the field went like this, “Marquette King just came up to me and told me to “keep my name out your mouth”. It’s asked him “or what?” And he said it again in a threatening manner and was escorted by PR back into the building.”
Some of King’s teammates, such as Emmanuel Sanders and Shelby Harris, have since come to his defense. Check out some of their comments in the tweets embedded below.