Cassius Marsh, who was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers last year, says he hated playing for the New England Patriots and isn't apologetic to fans who "can't handle the truth."
Marsh signed a two-year extension with the 49ers this offseason.
The Patriots acquired Marsh from the Seattle Seahawks for fifth- and seventh-round picks last September but then waived him in November. Marsh said he asked to be cut after the Patriots were using him as a "coverage" linebacker instead of having him rush the passer.
"I confronted (Patriots coach Bill Belichick) about all the things that were going on," Marsh told the San Francisco Chronicle. "I won't get into detail, but it was B.S. things they were doing. I just wasn't a fan. And so I, basically, without asking to get cut, I kind of asked to get cut. ... I had confidence that I would have an opportunity elsewhere and I would take advantage of it."
Marsh added that he felt the Patriots were taking away his desire to play football.
"They don't have fun there. There's nothing fun about it. There's nothing happy about it. I didn't enjoy any of my time there, you know what I'm saying? It made me for the first time in my life think about not playing football because I hated it that much," he said.