Panthers QB Cam Newton Responds To Critics Claiming He's a Sore Loser, After Their Big Loss To The Denver Broncos
|Panthers QB Cam Newton Responds To Critics Claiming He's a Sore Loser,|
After Their Big Loss To The Denver Broncos
“I've been on record to say ‘I'm a sore loser,‘” Newton said. “Who likes to lose? Show me a good loser and I'm going to show you a loser.
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They know it's real. I leave everything else on the field. I prepare the right way. I have a mentality, I have a standard that I set for myself.”
Vince Lombardi was also once quoted as having said, “Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser.”
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Newton said if he offended anyone, "that's cool."
He added: "But I know who I am and I'm not about to conform nor bend for anybody's expectations because your or anybody else's expectations will never exceed mine."
Newton hasn't spoken to the media in his previous four seasons on exit day, but he felt compelled to talk Tuesday amid the criticism. He said there were no regrets about how he handled himself after the loss.
"It happened,'' he said. "I didn't want to talk to the media at the time. The truth of the matter is I really still don't want to talk to the media. But at the end of the day, things have to happen.
"I had a lot of time to go back and play everything back. I'm human. I never once said that I was perfect. I never proclaimed that I was perfect, but at the end of the day, people pick and do things of that sort.''
Carolina coach Ron Rivera said criticism of Newton was unfair.
While he might have preferred Newton handle the postgame differently, he didn't ask his quarterback to speak to the media on Tuesday.Rivera commended Newton for that.
He finished the game 18 of 41 passing for 265 yards with no touchdowns.