Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. created a legendary beef after the two went at each other during Sunday’s 38-35 Panthers’ victory over the Giants. The result included (but was not limited to) multiple personal fouls, a dangerous hit by Beckham Jr., and Norman calling the Giants wideout a bitch post-game.
NFL discussing discipline for Odell Beckham Jr. this morning, but based on conversations with league sources, a 1-game suspension is likely.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 21, 2015
Norman appeared on Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio today and wasn’t done with Beckham Jr. He called out the 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, saying despite wearing Joker cleats, he was more like Two-Face.
“And yeah, that man had the Joker cleats on, he knew what he was doing. That man knows what he was doing. That’s no Joker, man, that’s no Joker. That’s Harvey Dent, that’s Two-Face [Dent is Two-Face’s alter ego]. That’s who he is.”
He said he would have respected the Joker, but that’s not what he got.
“I can respect the Joker because at least he would give me a sweet contest. He would give me a sweet epic battle, but that right there was a melee. How can you respect a guy like that, that was ridiculous”
Norman also said Beckham Jr. should have been ejected for his helmet-to-helmet hit, and said his hit to the head was blatant. He told Mike & Mike the illegal hit showed Beckham Jr.’s true colors.
“I just pretty much showed people what this guy really is, and what he stands for. I just don’t feel like that’s a part of the game that should be played. If you want to play, let’s play it straight up, let’s do it the right way”
You’ve got to love Norman going off on Beckham for the hit because he has every right to be angry about it. The hit was dangerous and stupid. Beckham Jr. has been silent since the game ended because he’s knows what he did was irresponsible.
Either way, we all get to sit back and enjoy the beef. Something tells me this isn’t the last we’ll hear from Norman.