Cam Newton was not in the talking mood after the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50. It’s understandable that Newton was upset after losing the biggest game of his career so far; however, many are not happy with the way Newton handled the post-game news conference.
Newton has fallen under the criticism of others all year for the way he celebrates on the field. The newly named MVP of the league walked out on reporters during a post-game news conference, which now has people judging his actions off the field. Newton spoke few words when answering reporter’s questions about the hard loss. In one of Newton’s lengthier answers he stated, “They just played better than us, I don’t know what you want me to say. They made more plays than us, and that’s what it came down to. We had opportunities. There wasn’t nothing special that they did. We dropped balls, we turned the ball over, gave up sacks, threw errant passes. That’s it. They scored more points than us.”
About three minutes into the news conference Newton walked out on reporters. NFL Media’s Deion Sanders spoke about Newton and said, “You are the face of our brand right now, you can’t do that.” Sanders continued, “I understand the emotions of losing…you can’t be dabbin’, smiling, styling and profiling when you win, so this is how you go out when you lose?”
Before the game, Newton posted a screen capture of a text message to Instagram that his mother sent him. In the text his mother writes, “Don’t let the devil win over your words or speech that represent the dark world.” She continues, “But represent the awesome God you serve through your words. Don’t confuse the devil and the enemy of what side you are on: so speak boldly to the nations that you represent Christ, for the great things he has done.”
It was a tough loss for Newton, but surely he will bounce back strong next year. Congrats to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on their Super Bowl win. Watch Newton’s post-game press conference here and read more on the story here.