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.
“You are the face of our brand right now,” Sanders said, via FOXSports.com. “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.
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