People keep asking Josh Norman about his on-field melee with Odell Beckham Jr. last season, and he keeps giving a demure answer about it. But don't let his coyness fool you. He may not be all that interested in talking about the fight, but he's still got plenty of dumb things to say, many of which he shared in a cover story about him for ESPN the Magazine's NFL preview.
"What happened to us? Society is so soft."
That was his response when asked about the NFL taking some of the big hits out the game. Never mind that whole head trauma thing.
"It's kind of a funny thing, though. A redskin playing for the Redskins."
Ughhhhh. I'm sure the people at Redskins Facts are already planning a campaign around that one.
"They turned down a lot of stuff for me, interviews, sponsorship deals, stuff I didn't even know about. They wanted it to be about the two main guys, Cam [Newton] and Luke [Kuechly]."
Hmmm, I think I might have to side with the PR department on this one.
"I think the refs are in cahoots with the mob."
Come on, Jeff Triplette isn't smart enough to accept an offer he can't refuse.
But wait, there's a pretty good one about Roger Goodell in there.
"I get that he makes the owners money, but literally anyone could do that. A dog could. He's a dog in a suit."
AHAHAHAHAHA ... wait, what did he follow that up with?
"[The NFL] is a dictatorship, and [NFLPA director] DeMaurice [Smith] is in cahoots with those guys."
But what about the mob?
Norman's got a gig on Fox's pregame to say even more crazy things. He's going to get a ton of attention in Washington, too. I'm sure he'll make the most of it.