Redskins CB Josh Norman on Eric Reid comments to Malcolm Jenkins
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman took it upon himself to reach out to Eric Reid, regarding his comments on the character of Malcolm Jenkins. Reid took issue with Jenkins after his Carolina Panthers had a history comeback win over the Philadelphia Eagles last week. Jenkins was part of the national anthem protests that took place last season, and Reid thinks he used the publicity to his own benefit. Norman vouched for Jenkins, saying Reid’s comments were surprising.
“To hear Eric come out and do what he did, it’s almost like, wow, that was a slap in the face because Malcolm has been nothing but stand up in the Players Coalition,” Norman told NBC Sports on Thursday. “Nothing but stand up, and everyone knows that.”
The Players Coalition focuses on criminal justice reform in coordination, and consists of various NFL players. Josh Norman is a member, and he reached out to Eric Reid in order to clear up his feud with Malcolm Jenkins. He even offered to buy Reid a plane ticket so they could talk face to face. Reid reportedly ignored Norman’s phone calls, so no progress has been made towards the dispute’s settlement.
“We’re all trying to go in the direction of helping people,” Norman continued. “That is the main objective here. It’s not who gets this award; it’s not a parade here.”
The Redskins won’t play the Panthers again in the regular season, so a discussion between the two might not be possible until playoff team. Nevertheless, Norman is focused on helping his 4-2 Redskins win a division title.