Charles Barkley was on NFL Network’s Total Access, and Willie McGinest asked Sir Charles about the Josh Norman and Odell Beckham drama being played out and Barkley went in. McGinest asked Barkley if Josh Norman was only relevant because of his match-up with Beckham, and Barkley defended Norman and took a shot at Beckham Jr.
“Well that’s just stupid,” Barkley said. “Josh Norman is fantastic. I mean c’mon man. I think that Beckham, I don’t know him I’ve only said hello to him one time. There’s two ways fame works: You run fame or fame runs you. And it can get out of hand very quickly.
“And I think Odell Beckham is a stud and he’s getting a lot of commercials, but I think he’s starting to get to the point where he’s becoming too famous instead of worrying how to become a great football player. I think he needs to be careful. Just lay low and just kick butt on the field. I mean, nobody cares about all that extracurricular stuff. And Josh Norman, he earned his money. Congratulations to that man.”