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Sport Josh Norman fires back at critics: 'I’m a target'

16:30  11 october  2018
16:30  11 october  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Saints' Michael Thomas trolls Josh Norman after Redskins CB benched

  Saints' Michael Thomas trolls Josh Norman after Redskins CB benched Norman was benched in the second half of his team's loss to New Orleans on Monday, and Thomas won't let him forget it.Thomas relentlessly trolled Norman on Twitter following the Saints' 43-19 win, calling Norman "zone corner" and saying he intends to "bully" him for the rest of his career while also retweeting his highlights.

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Josh Norman (24) of the Carolina Panthers yanks at his chin strap after the Broncos score a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Former Panthers cornerback Josh Norman , now with the Redskins, has rarely held back on his Thomas finished the game with one catch for 8 yards on six targets .

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Josh Norman has a message for the haters.

The Redskins cornerback fired back at his critics Wednesday, saying he won't apologize for having non-football interests off the field.

"I'm a target, man. I am. I'm a hot button. You press it, you're going to get a ring," Norman said, via ESPN. "It comes with the territory."

Norman has been criticized for going "Hollywood" after appearing on "Dancing With the Stars" in the spring and speaking on Fox's pregame show at various times since arriving in Washington from Carolina. Former teammate DeAngelo Hall even went so far as to say Norman "is in love with being a celebrity right now and not necessarily being a football player."

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Joshua Ricardo Norman (born December 15, 1987) is an American football cornerback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL).

Josh Norman 's competitiveness and swagger have been contagious throughout the Redskins' locker room, according to his new teammates. That connection to family became critical as Norman moved deeper into his football career. Either way, I ' m not going back to where I once was.

But Norman sees nothing wrong with looking out for his best interests and preparing for life after he decides to hang his helmet.

"I have went Hollywood," Norman said. "I've been Hollywood. Ever since I came out my mama's womb, I've been Hollywood. If they went right, I went left. That's just how we did. When the lights came on, that's just who we are.

"When it's football time, I'm going to do football. I'm going to be indulged in that. That is what we do. That's who we are. We work at that. We didn't get here by mistake. But outside of football? You're going to tell me I'm just supposed to do football outside of football? Or can I do something else? I don't know. I mean, I don't know if I'm supposed to live my life with a football helmet on when I retire from football."

Redskins CB Josh Norman benched for wearing headphones during coaches talks, report says

  Redskins CB Josh Norman benched for wearing headphones during coaches talks, report says Norman reportedly donned a pair of headphones while coaches were talking at halftime Monday night during Washington's loss to the Saints.Kevin Sheehan, longtime host of the official Redskins pregame show on The Team 980 radio in Washington, said on his podcast Friday that Norman put on a pair of headphones while coaches were talking in the locker room, and either ignored or didn't hear coach Jay Gruden tell him to remove them. Sheehan's source said he believes Gruden removed the headphones.

Norman sometimes can be brash and outspoken. He also has backed up his words with performance. He was named the NFC Defensive Player of the He said the Broncos haven't gotten under his skin enough to push his buttons, yet. "It's way too early,'' Norman said. " I ' m not going back and forth, but

Josh Norman (24) may have won the battle with Demaryius Thomas (88) during the Super Bowl, but the latter’s Broncos won the war. Somewhat buried in a lengthy ESPN profile published earlier in the day — the headline of which read, “ Josh Norman : ‘ I ’ m the best cornerback on Earth’ ” — was a quote

It could be argued Norman's performance has been lackluster this season. He was benched in the second half of Washington's loss to New Orleans on Monday for giving up big plays, including a 62-yard touchdown to Tre'Quan Smith that gave Drew Brees the all-time passing yards record, and Saints receiver Michael Thomas didn't let him forget it as he mercilessly trolled him on Twitter.

Expect things to only get more interesting as Norman prepares to face his former team when the Redskins host the Panthers at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

Norman Cook dating Zoe Ball's pal.
Norman Cook is reportedly dating Nicola Lokko, a friend of his ex-wife Zoe Ball. The DJ - who performs under the stage name Fatboy Slim - is believed to have started dating Nicola Lokko, 41, who used to double date with Norman, 55, Zoe, 47, and her former partner, 'Harry Potter' actor Mark Williams. A source told The Sun: "Norman deserves to be happy, but his choice of partner has upset the apple cart." Meanwhile, earlier this year, Norman - who has children Woody and Nelly with Zoe - revealed that he was "still wounded" following his split from Zoe.

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