Josh Norman took his bull-running to the next level

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Running with the bulls in Pamplona is impressive enough.

That, however, wasn’t enough for Washington cornerback Josh Norman.

Via Deadspin.com, there’s a video of Norman leaping over a bull, instead of just running away from it.

“I had to face the bull straight on,” Norman said on his Instagram story after the fact. “It was fun. It was worth it. It was really worth it.”

The bull looks reasonably confused — such that chasing people through the streets of a Spanish city is normal for livestock — turning to see where the man he planned to gore went.

Of course, Norman’s taking a risk by taking part in such an activity. Had he hurt himself while avoiding the bull (something which will be infinitely harder upon his return to Washington), the team could have placed him on the non-football injury list, and withheld his $11 million salary.

16 responses to “Josh Norman took his bull-running to the next level

  1. I get wanting to have fun and not lose out on any life experiences while still being a professional athlete. However, there are some risks that are just too great to jeopardize one’s career in the NFL. Glad he wasn’t hurt.

  2. Running with the bulls in Pamplona is impressive enough.
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    Impressive? I’d say stupid. Especially when you amplify the stupidity by purposely jumping over a bull and putting your life/career in jeopardy.

  3. Not a very big bull. That’s like a pony sized bull.

    Apologies in advance for “The Pony Remark.”

  4. I used to live in Pamplona and have run with the bulls. That is not a bull, but rather something like a “female fighting cow” (not sure I have the name correct). Anyways, after the Encierro (Bull Run) is finished, they let out one of these fighting cows at a time and they chase people around. They and their horns are very harmless compared to a bull. Josh Norman definitely wasn’t the only person jumping over them, that is a pretty common thing done by Spanish people.

  5. I used to live in Pamplona and have run with the bulls. That is not a bull, but rather something like a “female fighting cow” (not sure I have the name correct). Anyways, after the Encierro (Bull Run) is finished, they let out one of these fighting cows at a time and they chase people around. They and their horns are very harmless compared to a bull. Josh Norman definitely wasn’t the only person jumping over them, that is a pretty common thing done by Spanish people.

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    I take it back! That is a bull, and Josh Norman is an idiot!

  6. *Removes shoes*

    Friend: Why are you taking off your shoes?

    Me: I run faster in my bare feet.

    Friend: You’re going to outrun a bull?!

    Me: I don’t have to outrun the bull. I only have to outrun you.

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