Josh Norman Admits He Tried to Purposely Injure A Seahawks Player on Sunday
This past Sunday, the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks were doing battle when a simple play to Jimmy Graham set off a chain of events. In the midst of trying to get a first down, Graham grabbed Josh Norman by his facemask and held on to it all the way to the ground. Norman returned the favor during that play with a horse collar tackle that he was penalized for.
Norman also struck Graham with his fist soon after.
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Norman wasn’t done. He went on to explain how pissed he was and decided to take his frustrations out on another member of the Seattle Seahawks by purposely trying to injure him.
“I will say this: There was a play that happened earlier in the game where . . . they tried grabbing my facemask and torque it to the ground,” Norman told 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on Wednesday. “And I was just like, I wasn’t having it. I got a little pissed off after that.”
But with 8:34 remaining in the game, Norman got his revenge. He stopped Rawls for no gain on third-and-one, grabbing Rawls by his stiff arm and using it to pull the running back to the ground.
“I kind of get a little emotional, heated when things like that happen,” Norman said of the Graham play earlier in the game. “So I kind of took it upon myself, the next time that did happen, I was gonna [get even]. So I saw it again. Number 34, he hits it outside, and he just put his arm out there, and it looked like some chum meat.
“So, I just went out there and I grabbed it, and I wanted to take it off its socket. You know, I really wanted to take his arm off his shoulder, but I couldn’t because of how the ankle was, so I just took it down with me, and I looked and made sure he didn’t get to the first down, and I got up and I was excited, man. I really was.”
It will be interesting to hear what the league will have to say about these comments in the coming days.