John Keim, ESPN Staff Writer 16d

Josh Norman to donate $100,000 to Puerto Rico's relief efforts

Washington Redskins corner Josh Norman tweeted his intentions to donate $100,000 to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. He took another shot at President Donald Trump in the process.

Norman had criticized Trump after last week’s win over Oakland for the president's comments about NFL players protesting.



Norman tweeted that he wanted to “help you guys out b/c you all are citizens of U.S. Just like us." He also had tweeted that it was “so sad” that the president was golfing “in lieu of doing his job.”

Norman also encouraged those of his Twitter followers with the means to help in the effort: “Come forth it's always a blessing to be a blessing to some1 else in need.”

After last week’s win, Norman spoke for 21 minutes about why he feels players were upset with Trump. The Redskins linked arms during the national anthem, with seven players taking a knee. They had not done anything other than stand at attention for the first two games, and for most of the games last season.

“Not my president,” Norman said, among other things. “He was chosen, true. But when a president acts like that, what do you say to that? That’s not someone that stands with dignity, pride, respect, honor. Where’s the honor in that? Where’s the dignity in that? Where is anything that’s prideful in doing what you did? Words are powerful. They can either unite you, or they can divide you. So what he said united us.”

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