Brandon Meriweather targeting knees of opponents

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Brandon Meriweather has revealed he will start targeting players' knees after his latest suspension.

The 29-year-old has been given a number of suspensions over many years for helmet-to-helmet hits and he has now vowed to change his style, even if it means ending an opponents career.

After two hits against the Bears on October 20, Meriweather was given a two game suspension - reduced to one after an appeal - however the Washington Redskins star was unhappy with the outcome and has hit back at his critics.

And, after being handed the ban, speaking to reporters Meriweather said: "I guess I just got to take people's knees out.

"That's the only way. I would hate to end a guy's career over a rule, but I guess it's better other people than me getting suspended for longer.

"You just have to go low now, man. You've got to end people's careers. You got to tear people's ACLs and mess up people's knees. You can't hit them high anymore."

Meriweather then hit out at Chicago Bears star receiver Brandon Marshall. The Bears star was on the end of one of his hits and consequently complained about Meriweather.

However the Redskins' safety believes Marshall doesn't deserve his place in the game as he accused him of beating his own girlfriend. Meriweather continued by saying: "He feels like I need to be kicked out of the league, I feel like people who beat their girlfriends should be kicked out of the league, too."

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