“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.”
Barkley is always outspoken, and usually leads off any conversation about our athletes with “well that’s just stupid.”
It’s just talk between two athletes who’ll likely face off twice a season, adding intrigue to the rivalry.