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Jets receiver Brandon Marshall said some NFL players think there’s a double standard based on skin color when it comes to the way the league metes out discipline.

“The race card,” Marshall said during his first appearance of the 2015 season on “Inside the NFL,” which aired Tuesday night on Showtime. “There are a lot of players out there that believe that— white players specifically, at the quarterback position—are treated differently.”

Later, host Adam Schein asked Marshall if players believe black players are held to a different standard.

“Absolutely,” Marshall said. “At times, at times, at times, yes.”

“So you’re telling me that there are players out there—and I don’t know if you believe this,” Esiason said with a glance toward Phil Simms, another co-panelist and a former Giants quarterback. “That there are players out there, that if this were Cam Newton, that his suspension would be upheld, and he would be there, that the judge would see Cam Newton differently because of the color of his skin?”

To which Marshall replied: “Well, when you look back at the history of this sport, you can build a case on that, yes.”

During a give-and-take with fellow panelist Boomer Esiason, Marshall said, “I think that the important role that I play on this show is to give the viewers [an] inside look of the locker room. I am a player right now. This is not just from our locker room; this is from the locker rooms across the states. This is how guys are feeling. This is not just my opinion. These are conversations I’m having with guys.

“It’s just not African-American players. I’ve had this conversation with Caucasian players as well. The most important part of this whole discussion is the process for the players. They just want the process to be fair and right. They just want to get it right.”

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source: ProFootballTalk || NJ.com