Josh Norman is ready to face Odell Beckham Jr. twice this year as a member of the Redskins, and thinks outrage over their showdown last year was fabricated.
In an essay for The Players’ Tribune, Norman said that many “pretended to be offended” when he and Odell Beckham got into it on the field last season.
From the Tribune:
When Odell and I went at one another last year, people got mad. Imagine that. People who watch this sport every Sunday and say they love it actually pretended to be offended. They don’t see the beauty in it. They don’t see the truth.
The guy lining up across from me, he knows the truth. There are a lot of people who watch this game, or who are paid to commentate on it, who might not understand the true reality. They might get offended. They might think we’re animals.
Norman’s entire essay was predicated around bologna, which his brothers would try to steal from him when he was growing up. That led to this comment about what his rivalry with Beckham will really be about.
The truth is that on the football field, he’s trying to steal my bologna, and I’m trying to steal his.
The Redskins will visit the Giants on Sept. 25 and host them to end the regular season on Jan. 1.
– Kenny Ducey