Other than both being NFL defensive backs, Josh Norman and Eric Reid have something else crucial in common: they are not afraid to speak out. Washington's Norman recently spoke with NBC's JP Finlay about Reid's recent critical comments towards Malcom Jenkins of the Eagles. Norman called Reid's statement a "slap in the face":
Josh Norman calls Eric Reid comments about the Players Coalition, Malcolm Jenkins “a slap in the face.” pic.twitter.com/8JJjb1eyy5— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 25, 2018
Reid has been on a bit of a rampage since being signed by the Panthers. He called out Jenkins for "selling out" the Players Coalition, alleging that he was using the African-American activism movement as a source financial gain. Reid left the coalition after Jenkins signed a $90 million deal with the NFL on the coalition's behalf that would contribute to the group's causes. Colin Kaepernick also agrees, it seems.
As Norman told NBC, "
Eric Reid calls Malcolm Jenkins a sellout for how he handled things relating to Colin Kaepernick. pic.twitter.com/guqghCmvdA— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 21, 2018