Allen Hurns: Panthers CB didn't gouge my eyes

Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns said Wednesday that Carolina cornerback Josh Norman was only half right with his comments about the wild scrum that took place after Hurns fumbled in the second quarter of the Jaguars-Panthers game Sunday.

Norman said he gouged Hurns in his eyes fighting for the ball and that Hurns recovered the fumble even though the officials gave the ball to the Panthers.
“He didn’t gouge my eyes,’’ Hurns said. “I had a shield on.’’

But Hurns said Norman was right that he did recover the ball.

“I came up with the ball,’’ he said. “I’m not sure why they didn’t give us the ball. It was a referee’s decision. I was surprised. When I got up, I thought we had the ball.’’

Neither the TV replays or the Jaguars’ videotaped showed conclusively whether Hurns got the ball. Norman was given credit for a fumble recovery he said he didn’t deserve. He said he got the ball and then lost it in the scrum. Hurns said Norman did knock the ball out when he was running after catching a pass.

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