Speaking one day after wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was involved in several physical altercations with cornerback Josh Norman in a 38–35 loss to the Panthers on Sunday, Giants quarterback Eli Manning defended his top target.

By SI Wire
December 21, 2015

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning defended his top target, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., after he was involved in several physical altercations with cornerback Josh Norman in a 38–35 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

Immediately following the game, Norman called out Beckham for dancing like “Michael Jackson” and not training the correct way. When asked questions about the incident with Norman, Beckham didn’t answer questions directly, saying “The second man always gets caught.”

Manning told reporters on Monday that he supports Beckham, but added that he is a young player that needs to control his emotions.

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“I think everybody is attacking him,” Manning said. “Norman came out and made his comments and Odell took the high road. Proud of him in that aspect ... [Norman] cried a little bit. Didn’t think that was necessary. Neither was right, but don’t think one is worse than the other.”

You can watch Norman’s postgame comments below.

[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=borhJEKk1bs]

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