Are press conferences Superman’s real kryptonite?
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has quite a bizarre relationship with the media. After losing Super Bowl 50, Newton infamously answered questions in a sour demeanor before abruptly exiting his postgame press conference. And earlier this season, he received massive criticism — and lost a sponsor — after making sexist comments toward a female reporter.
Well the 2015 NFL MVP was it again Wednesday, as he apparently got so turned off by a reporter’s question that he stormed out of a press conference. Check it out in the video below:
At 28 years old, you’d think this guy would’ve learned by now how to carry himself like the face of a franchise.
And what was so wrong with that question? Asking if chunk plays can boost a team’s energy seems perfectly reasonable. Even if Newton was turned off by the ending of the question, where the reporter asked whether the Panthers had the “wherewithal” to consistently convert on chunk plays, that still doesn’t justify throwing a tantrum.
Listen, some of the things that Newton does on the field can leave you at a loss for words — in a good way. But the way he acts off the field often can be described with one word: clueless.
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