Norman was speaking to the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning. Yesterday, Radcliffe released a 1,700-word statement to "categorically" deny any allegations of doping following Norman's comments in the committee meeting the same day.
Norman said: "Nothing could be further from the intention of the committee than to have named any athlete - in fact, no names were given, no allegations were made, no specific athletes were described, no test results were mentioned," he told Radio 4.
"In a three-hour hearing, what has happened is the press pack have basically taken this single snippet and run off to Paula Radcliffe and attempted to bounce her into some kind of statement and I think that's very unfortunate."
Some media and PR professionals have suggested the reverse; that Radcliffe's lengthy statement itself fuelled the fire for the national press, leading to the high-profile coverage of the story.
I trust Paula Radcliffe 100%; an amazing role model. But can't help but think her statement has made this story bigger than it should be.— Gavin Megaw (@gavinmegaw) September 8, 2015
Can't help thinking Paula Radcliffe has made the story much bigger & all about her by reaction to not being named in the select committee— Jon Deacon (@jonnydeacs) September 9, 2015
Mass coverage of Paula Radcliffe story suggests she might have been better off ignoring parliamentary innuendo. She's drawn attention to it.— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) September 8, 2015
Radcliffe has continued to defend her reputation, giving interviews with ITV and Sky News, the latter during which she said that staying silent was no longer an option.
The retired runner has since commented further on Twitter.
While we are clearing things up. I never had any injunction Super or otherwise. Not needed when you have the Truth.— Paula Radcliffe (@paulajradcliffe) September 8, 2015
No way I can reply to everyone but I am humbled and touched beyond words by everyone's support. Thank you all— Paula Radcliffe (@paulajradcliffe) September 9, 2015