After he was called for five penalties against Cincinnati, Washington cornerback Josh Norman said the officiating sucked. Washington coach Jay Gruden added that officials are targeting Norman.
But the NFL says the calls that went against Norman were correct.
NFL V.P. of Officiating Dean Blandino said in a video distributed to the media that when Norman was called repeatedly for illegal hands to the face while playing press coverage on A.J. Green, those calls were correct each time.
“There were several called in this game. They were all fouls,” Blandino said.
Norman may not be satisfied with that answer, but as far as the NFL is concerned, he deserved the penalties he got.