Wednesday, November 22, 2017
 
Cameron Newton Also Has Off Game at Post-Super Bowl Press Conference

SANTA CLARA, CA Feb. 8 (DPI) – A sullen Panthers QB Cameron Newton gave curt answers at a three-minute press conference after last night’s Super Bowl, and readers across the internet scolded him for “missing an opportunity to be a better man.”

Newton, the league’s near unanimous MVP for the 2015 season, played a sub-par game that included two fumbles and a costly interception – but against a Denver Broncos defense widely regarded as the best in the league. The Super Bowl MVP turned out to be defensive end Von Miller, whose many key plays frequently made Newton look bad.

Newton’s Carolina Panthers went into Super Bowl Fifty as strong favorites, but lost 24-10.

Adding some controversy before the game, Newton, with a loose and genial nature, remarked that many fans were “scared” of him. “I’m an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen nothing they can compare me to,” he told reporters during his weekly media session in late January. Those comments struck a lot of fans as even being all that accurate.

So when the talented Newton stumbled, some were more disappointed than sympathetic. Among the most popular comments on WashingtonPost.com today:

I’m also disappointed in him. How fabulous would it have been had he come to that microphone, given that 1000k smile and said I’m sorely disappointed to lose. They’re a deserving champion. I didn’t play my best game. I love my team. We’ll be back.  I know it’s easy for me to say, but Newton really missed a chance to be a better man. Courage in the face of defeat.

After his remarks that were pretty insulting to Doug Williams, Donovan McNabb and many other of Newton’s predecessors, he got what he deserved.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/02/08/this-might-be-why-cam-newton-walked-out-of-his-super-bowl-interview/

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14737633/transcript-cam-newton-postgame-comments-nfl?ex_cid=espnfb

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