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Josh Norman donating $100,000 to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

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Josh Norman steps up to help the people of Puerto Rico

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Redskins CB Josh Norman has announced that he will be donating $100,000 to help with the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. He also encouraged others to donate and help in any way that they can. Relief efforts are underway, but the infrastructure damage is extensive and will take a lot of time, money, and work to repair. There are many charities and relief funds set up to help the people of Puerto Rico, and any donations will go a long way to help people in desperate need.

Norman is also wearing customized cleats for Monday night's game against the Chiefs. He will be donating them after to game with proceeds going towards Puerto Rico relief.

Norman spoke to Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post in a phone interview to further explain why he is speaking out, and donating to Puerto Rico relief efforts.

"It's truly bigger than football and everything else. This is not my job. This is my personal life. I don't care what other people may think or say, like, 'Just play football.' No. You go to work, and you do what you want to do. After work, it's no longer your job. So, for me, I look at it as I'm on this Earth to help people and help them be the best that they can be. I have the means to do so. I'm going to do that."

"It's just something that I feel is in me to be able to do, because I can do. If you sit back idle while you can do something, that is wrong. You're showing yourself. If you don't stand for anything in this life, you will fall. If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. For me, I'm standing for something I believe in. And this is what I believe in."

"In lieu of what's going on, he still continues to attack us. When he hits us low, we're going to go high. The main problem is others, and worrying about other people, and doing a job to help others. It's not so much worrying about the meticulous small things that is not even doing anything to the country. Helping others. I mean, Puerto Rico is a part of us. Isn't that right? So why aren't you helping them? There's 3.4 million people over there. Every day, every moment, someone is dying. You mean to tell me we can't get aid over there? We were so quick to jump to Houston. We were so quick to jump to Miami and everything else, which is good for us as the United States, but we can't jump over to them and help them out that quickly, and they're a part of us?

"Let's look at the big picture. This is just smoke and mirrors with us in the NFL. He's trying to get his approval rating, or whatever the case may be, up. What the real problem is [is] Puerto Rico, the [U.S.] Virgin Islands that just got hit by these natural disasters."