Cam Newton is unapologetic when it comes to his post Super Bowl 50 behavior, saying if he offended one, “Cool”. The NFL’s reigning MVP was criticized for abruptly walking out of a post game press conference on Sunday night, criticism he’s branding as “fluff”.
This morning, while cleaning out his locker, Cam spoke to the press about his actions following his Carolina Panthers loss to the Denver Broncos and didn’t hold back. “I’ve been on record to say I’m a sore loser. Who likes to lose? You show me a good loser, and I’m going to show you a loser,” Cam explained during exit interviews at Bank of America Stadium.
“I’ve seen so much blown out of proportion. At the end of the day, when you invest so much time and sacrifice so much and things don’t go as planned, the emotions take over. That’s what happens.”
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The quarterback also took a moment to discuss why he was reluctant to dive for a fumble in the closing minutes of the game. “OK. I didn’t get the fumble, but we can play tit for tat,” he said. “I’ve seen numerous quarterbacks throw interceptions and their efforts afterwards … they don’t go. I don’t dive on one fumble because the way my leg was, it could have been [contorted] in a way.”
Prior to today, Cam had never spoken during an exit interview. We guess he had a lot to get off his chest before going into the off season. “This is a great league with or without me,” the MVP continued. “I am my own person. I said it since day one. I am who I am. I know what I’m capable of, and I know where I’m going. I don’t have to conform to anybody else’s wants … I’m not that guy.”