Josh Norman: “I had to face the bull straight on. It was fun, it was worth it, IT WAS REALLY WORTH IT. Dare to fly!”
Superstar Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman made headlines for a peculiar new offseason workout that has athletes wear white shirts with red handkerchiefs while leaping over enormous farm animals in a rodeo stadium full of thousands of people.
Well, nobody tell Jay Gruden and the Redskins that, as the Pro Bowl corner was spotted in Pamplona, Spain’s legendary ‘Running with the Bulls’ event in a rare example of a modern athlete willingly partaking in an extremely perilous recreational experience while under contract.
The San Fermin Festival has seen 15 deaths occur at the event since 1910, but the 31-year-old Norman, who signed a 5-year, $75 million deal before the start of the 2017 season, apparently isn’t afraid of being gored by a terrifying 1,000-pound pissed off bull.
Luckily, Norman returned from the event unscathed, with someone even posting a video of Norman completing an insanely impressive vertical leap over a charging bull that resembled the classic commercials of Kobe Bryant jumping over a moving car (NOT real unfortunately).
Somewhere, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden can’t be too thrilled about Norman’s desire to risk his life for Instagram likes.