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Panthers CB admits to dirty play vs. Jags

Panthers corner Josh Norman admits to eye-gouging in pile

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There's nothing pretty or fun about what goes on during a NFL pile-up. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue review, Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman admitted to poking Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns in the eye in a pile last week.

The play in question came during the scramble for the ball after Norman forced Hurns' to fumble.

"I can't even describe it to you," said Norman. "It was like being in the doghole, trying to get out of there. Fight, fight, fight. Trying to grab the ball, digging in folks' eyes and everything; eye-gouging. I think Hurns didn't like that too well. He was pushing and I went somewhere else and I had to understand it was the game and can't go out there like that."

No flag for unsportsmanlike conduct was thrown on the play. Now that Norman has admitted to this act, it will be interesting to see if he receives a call from the league office later on this week.