Josh Norman fulfills dream, runs with the bulls in Pamplona
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman crossed an item off his bucket list this week by running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
Norman took to Twitter to share an image of himself, clad in the traditional attire of those who take part in the dangerous activity during the nine-day San Fermin fiesta, inside the bullring ahead of the run through the narrow streets of Pamplona.
A Single Picture can say a Thousand words in 1! with that being said, This picture does that number NO JUSTICE. I would start with THOUSAND!!!! as the basement floor! & Elevate from there. #Feedingthespiritthatliesinthedepths#OneoftheGreatestdayeverinmylifetime pic.twitter.com/d67pnSU4R1— *Joshua R. Norman (@J_No24) July 10, 2019
After Norman emerged apparently unscathed from the run, he shared videos in Instagram stories in which he gushes over how “crazy” it was to participate in the event.
“I had to face the bull straight on,” Norman said, via ESPN. “It was fun. It was worth it. It was really worth it.”
Spanish news agency EFE Deportes later shared footage of Norman preparing for his run.
VIDEO | Josh Norman, jugador de fútbol americano de los Washington Redskins, corrió este jueves el quinto encierro de los Sanfermineshttps://t.co/WL3EEcH3eQ pic.twitter.com/pf1rwVg4yC— EFE Deportes (@EFEdeportes) July 11, 2019
Back in 2016, Norman, then with the Carolina Panthers, told WCCB in Charlotte how running with the bulls has long been a dream of his.
While there’s no doubt Norman experienced the thrill of a lifetime, the Redskins cannot be overjoyed with this particular component of his offseason, especially given how his level of play has fallen off a cliff in recent seasons after once being heralded among the top cornerbacks in the NFL.
What’s done is done, however, and the fact Norman was not injured — five far unluckier individuals already have been gored this year — probably leaves the Redskins breathing a big sigh of relief.