Josh Norman rips NFL for 'double standard' on celebrations

Josh Norman held in his objections long enough.

After being fined $9,115 last week for his bow-and-arrow celebration in Week 4, the Washington Redskins cornerback once again sounded off on the NFL Thursday during an interview with Washington sports station 106.7 The Fan.

“I think we have a double standard as a league,” Norman said, according to Pro Football Talk. “We say want to be PG or whatever television show we’re 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.

“It’s stupid in a way to a point where … like, who is running the ship? And why are we allowing things to happen like that that shouldn’t be? That’s kind of how I feel.”

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks also took issue with Norman's penalty. Cooks has used the bow-and-arrow celebration in the past, noting he used it as a biblical reference.

"It's one of those things that they want to fine anything and get their little ... whatever they want," Cooks told The Times-Picayune. "They're not going to stop me."

In a wide-ranging interview with ESPN the Magazine this summer, Norman said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was “straight horrible.”

Norman vowed to continue to fight the penalty because he believes the NFL has been unfair and inconsistent in its fines.

“It’s just stupid,” he said.

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