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Former Patriots defend Julian Edelman against the "Dirty Player" charge



Some former members of the New England Patriots come in defense of Julian Edelman after Shannon Sharpe claims that the broad receiver is a "dirty player".

Edelman was fined this week for a total of three different cases with $ 63.504 during the game last Sunday against Buffalo Bills, which was the second-most-ranked player by the NFL during a single game this season for incidents on the pitch was docked.

The three fines were unnecessary rudeness – as Edelman blocked a Bills player after serving for a fair (which he did well in the 8th week against Buffalo) and two unsolicited crackbacks Blocks had signaled.

Sharpe, a dense end to the Hall of Fame. When the FS1

commentator was shot, it was tweeted on Saturday night that the fines are the latest evidence that Edelman is a "dirty player", but that he was not labeled as such because of his race.

"When you are small and white, you are labeled grainy, hard ed ed, tough," wrote Sharpe. "No, he's dirty."

The former Denver Bronco went to to compare Edelman's reputation with other black NFL players This has been described as dirty, such as Ndamukong Suh, Vontaze Burfict and Hines Ward.

Donté Stallworth, a retired NFL wide receiver who played just over a season for the Patriots, responded that he agreed there was a double standard black and white players were widely perceived, but said he was not with the assertion, Edelman was dirty.

Stallworth said the Edelman is just a "rare" broad receiver who is "not afraid to confuse" with defensive players.

"A dirty player in my definition is someone who deliberately tries to hurt / hurt other players," he said. "That's not Julian."

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