At least one official from the Carolina Panthers, and possibly more, carried black baseball bats onto the field before Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

The Panthers were motioning with them towards Odell Beckham Jr.

Josh Norman grabbed the black bat and was swinging it in pregame warmups.

Beckham, according to a source, felt threatened and helped put him in his aggressive frame of mind.

The Panthers have carried bats onto the field for pregame of nearly every game this season.