It did not take long for punter Marquette King to unravel with the Denver Broncos.
In his first season with the team after being cut by the Oakland Raiders, King had to be restrained from attacking a member of Broncos media at practice this weekend.
Marquette King already unhappy in Denver, has to be restrained for going after member of #Broncos media. #Raiders feeling better and better about their decision to get rid of him. https://t.co/0lMXPBkNBz— Levi Damien (@LeviDamien) August 5, 2018
King purposely sabotaged an interview with hosts of a local station, 104.3 The Fan, so that they had to end the conversation after only 90 seconds. After camp on Saturday, King took to Twitter and used emojis to call media member Darren McKee a c*ck-sucker.
McKee was present the following day at camp, where King threatened him by saying, "keep my name out of your mouth." King was then held back by members of the Broncos' public relations team and was escorted inside.
The former Raiders punter was cut in a shocking move by head coach Jon Gruden back in May partially due to his antics on the field after punts.
Now, it looks like those ticks have made their way off the field and are being lashed out on members of the media.
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.— Darren McKee (@dmac1043) August 5, 2018
It became known after his release that King was not well liked by some of his teammates in Oakland, but current Denver teammate Shelby Harris took to Twitter to show his support for the punter.
What are you trying to prove leave Marquette alone he’s a perfectly fine teammate and y’all need to get off his back @MarquetteKing— Shelby Harris (@ShelbyHarris93) August 5, 2018
This is certainly not an ideal start for King's ca in Denver.