Norman: Dez never said “Where I come from we unload the clip”

AP

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and Redskins cornerback Josh Norman went at it on the field during the Thanksgiving meeting between the two teams and then continued their battle during a postgame meeting that might have resembled what happened at a few dinner tables after a few bottles of wine.

The pushing and shoving gave way to sniping from both locker rooms with Bryant saying that Washington should get its money back from Norman and Norman alleging that Bryant said “Where I come from we unload the clip” when the two came together after the final whistle. Monday found both players in a less contentious mood.

Norman confirmed Bryant’s quote twice last Thursday but said on Monday, via Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post, that Bryant didn’t actually say that. Per Tesfatsion, Norman intended the phrase as a metaphor for leaving everything out on the field. If true, there’s a lot of less loaded ways to make that point given the obvious allusion to a threat of violence via the use of a gun.

He also said he’s done with the entire situation.

“Nothing,” Norman said. “It really wasn’t a situation. It was a game. We lost. They won. That was it.”

Bryant expressed regret on Twitter for how he handled things and did so again on Monday.

“I wish I never did what I did, but that’s OK because it’s over with now,” Bryant said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “I’m not even focused on that. I’m not even fitting to open up another can. It’s all said and done. I wish I never done it. It happened. It’s over with. … I have nothing against that guy, I’m pretty sure he’s got nothing against me. This thing is much more bigger than me. I’m here to do my job. That’s what I’m going to continue to keep doing. I addressed that and that’s so far behind me right now.”

Unless the two teams meet in the playoffs, Norman and Bryant won’t be on opposite sides of the field again until next season. We’ll have to wait to see if their detente makes it all the way through that matchup.

32 responses to “Norman: Dez never said “Where I come from we unload the clip”

  1. bassplucker says:
    Nov 28, 2016 4:36 PM
    Role models. Remind me again why viewership is down?
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    I guess you missed the part about that game being the highest viewed NFL EVER on FOX with better ratings than game 7 of the world series and NBA finals

  2. Dez continued to talk trash and then dropped a bombshell: “Where I come we show up for every team meeting late or don’t show up at all”

  3. “This thing is much more bigger than me.”

    Another quality OSU education on display. If they get to the SB will that be ‘most biggerest’ or ‘mostest bigger?’

  4. 1) Norman + OBJ = on the field issues
    2) Norman + Dez = on the field issues

    Seems pretty straightforward on who the common denominator is. I know Norman likes to play head games, but enough already. I just wish all these prima donnas would just shut up and play, and that includes guys celebrating first downs or big hits after giving up a 40 yard catch.

  5. If I didn’t watch football, I would think Norman was a really sucky player. He may be a dummy, but he’s really good at football. Anyone who tells you something different is just reciting a narrative or isn’t watching objectively.

  6. Of course, left out of the discussion is that Norman pretty much shut out Bryant. No TDs, and only 3 catches for fewer than 40 yards. Pretty quiet day. Maybe that’s why he spent so much of it jawing at Norman.

  7. These two nitwits are so immature they have to carry on like playground kids. They can’t just let their talent on the field speak for them, they have to act like morons off the field.
    These two couldn’t spell IQ if you spotted them the I and the Q.

  8. bassplucker says:
    Nov 28, 2016 4:36 PM
    Role models. Remind me again why viewership is down?
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    I guess you missed the part about that game being the highest viewed NFL EVER on FOX with better ratings than game 7 of the world series and NBA finals

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    I guess you missed the part about NFL viewership being down. It’s only been mentioned about 100 times on this site.

  9. sounds like some of dez’ boyz got a hold of norman and said where we come from we unload the whole clip

  10. Am I alone in thinking that after Norman quoted Dez on his gang-style neck-running, that the NFL gave Josh a jingle and said, “tell us more?…”, and Norman’s doing the lookin’ out thing, and recanting. If so, that’s more integrity than he’s given credit for. Plausible to me – Dez has always been a little sketchy, and he had a bad week, personally.

  11. I don’t know what everyone is talking about. Dez had 5 for 72. Not all on Norman but there were plenty of opportunities but dak chose not to throw his way. Dak is efficient because he chooses the underneath and this lowers the risk for interception. Dez can talk all he wants. He took Norman and a safety out of the play allowing dallas to hit 168 yards rushing. I mean Washington gave up 31 points. Until Norman’s defense can stop dallas’s offense perhaps he is the one that shouldn’t be talking.

  12. No ish he never said that.

    Did anyone in the media actually watch the Norman interview? It’s clear as day that he never implied Dez said that.

    The self righteousness of the media is sickening, because THEY said that and THEY won’t apologise.

  13. gauchosporlife says:
    Nov 28, 2016 5:28 PM
    It’s mag, not clip.

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    Hey, maybe he’s got an M1 Garand in the car. You dont know him!

  14. “I wish I never did what I did, but that’s OK because it’s over with now,” Bryant said

    Actually, he stole that line from Adolph Hitler.

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