NFL Fines Panthers’ CB Josh Norman $26K
So Josh Norman hasn't gotten away clean in this whole Odell Beckham thing after all. Beckham, who struck Norman with a helmet-to-helmet hit on Sunday and was suspended for one game by the NFL, was also a victim, says the league.
The NFL fined the Panthers cornerback almost $26,000 for two separate incidents in the Panthers’ 38-25 win over the Giants USA Today reports.
Norman was fined $8,681 for a facemask penalty and $17,363 for striking an opponent in the head/neck area, according to the report.
Both incidents involved Beckham.
I'm not sure how the league comes to those exact figures -- I imagine Uncle Billy at the adding machine in It's a Wonderful Life.
Meanwhile, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News talked with Michael Irvin, who says that Beckham has been dealing with gay taunts this whole season, which could be one reason that he went ballistic on Sunday.
“He deals with it a lot. For some reason, everybody goes after him with gay slurs. He’s a different kind of dude,” Irvin said. “He has the hairdo out, he’s not the big muscular kind of dude. The ladies all love him. He’s a star. I wonder why people are going in that direction. It blows my mind. I told him he can’t let stuff that people say get to you.”
Irvin said that opponents may be jealous that Beckham is getting so much attention from the media even though the Giants aren't winning (although they could win their division).
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