Josh Norman rips official after Redskins-Bengals tie

Monday October 31st, 2016

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman ripped the officials after a 27–27 tie with the Cincinnati Bengals in London on Sunday, calling out one official in particular.

Norman said that third-year field judge Brad Freeman was "terrible" and needed to be reprimanded for his performance.

Norman was flagged five times during the game, four times for illegal use of hands and another for defensive pass interference. One of the illegal use of hands penalties and the interference call were declined by the Bengals.

Washington was penalized a season-high 15 times for 105 yards against Cincinnati.

"Who's No. 88? He sucked. I'll be honest with you, he was terrible," Norman said. "I feel some of the plays going on out there, I mean it was terrible.

"It's just how I'm feeling and how the team feels right now. It needs to be watched and reprimanded. They reprimand us, so what's the reprimand for them?"

In eight games this season, Norman has been flagged 10 times, including once for unsportsmanlike conduct after shooting an imaginary bow-and-arrow.

"I'm baffled by it," Norman said. "They need to sit down and look at it. Every time [Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton] threw the ball, I felt it would be a flag. OK, here you go. Let the guy push off on me, but let me not touch him. The flag at the end of the game ... that was the first offensive pass interference in the game?"

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