This past Sunday, the Washington Redskins picked up a hard fought victory in Seattle over the Seahawks.
But during the game, there were a number of questionable tactics used by Redskins CB Josh Norman that could be taken as “dirty”
During one play, Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham caught a pass and tried to fight off Norman by grabbing Norman’s facemask and holding it all the way to the ground. Norman returned the favor with a horse collar tackle that was penalized 15-yard for.
Norman also threw a punch at Graham’s groin area as well:
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But that wasn’t the only questionable play by the Redskins CB. He went on to explain how pissed he was and decided to take his frustrations out on another member of the Seahawks by purposely trying to injure him.
He explain to 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier Show:
“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 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.”
This isn’t the first time Norman had been involved in extracurricular actives with players, the infamous brawl he had with Odell Beckham Jr in 2015 led to suspension and fines, as well as his rivalry with Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has created tons of drama.
Either way, openly admitting to trying to hurt another player may have the league offices knocking on Norman’s door.