Former NFL Players Rip Cam Newton For Postgame Press Conference (Video)

by NESN Staff

February 8, 2016

Emotions can get the best of anyone, and that appeared to be the case for Cam Newton following Super Bowl 50.

The Panthers quarterback seemingly wore a continuous smile throughout Carolina’s 15-1 regular season and run to the Super Bowl, but the Broncos’ defense took away the joy Sunday night during Denver’s 24-10 win. And Newton was visibly upset following the loss.

Newton was short and to the point during his postgame press conference, which he walked out of after roughly three minutes.

While Newton understandably was upset, it still wasn’t a good look for the league MVP. And former NFL players like NFL Media’s Deion Sanders let him know it.

“You are the face of our brand right now,” Sanders said, via “You can’t do that. I understand the emotions of losing. You can’t do that. A (Peyton) Manning, a (Tom) Brady, all of those guys who have been prototypical guys would never do that.

“You can’t be dabbin’, smiling, styling and profiling when you win, and then this is how you lose.”

Former NFL player Bill Romanowski also sent out a controversial tweet about Newton’s press conference, which he later clarified.

Losses are hard to take, but there’s a way to handle them, and then there’s what Newton did following Super Bowl 50.

Here’s probably why Cam Newton walked out of his news conference >>

Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton
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