Josh Norman calls out NFL for trying to make 'barbaric sport' PG-rated
After being fined $10,000 for an interception celebration in Week 4, Redskins cornerback Josh Norman called out the NFL for having a double standard regarding morals in the league.
Norman's bow and arrow celebration, which he performed after snagging his first interception of the season in a win over the Browns, falls into the category of violent on-field gestures that are banned by the league. Norman told 106.7 The Fan that the NFL trying to police violence in a "barbaric" sport doesn't make sense to him.
“I think we have a double standard as a league,” Norman said. “We say want to be PG [rated] or whatever television show we showing, but at the same time we’re selling beer on TV shows when kids [are] watching. So it’s kind of like, well dang, if that’s the case and that’s good, why can’t we have fun within the game?
“I mean it’s a barbaric sport. So if you want to be a double standard, like, c’mon, man. Let’s be realistic here. You want to have things the way you want it, but then again, when it comes to us, we can’t have the things we want. It don’t even make any sense.”
The Redskins next play the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC East rivalry matchup on Sunday at Fed Ex Field.