As most football fans are aware by now, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton received his fair share of criticism following the team’s Super Bowl 50 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Newton was short with reporters during post-game interviews before ultimately storming off, which led to talks about his immaturity and poor attitude.
Now, Newton has finally had the opportunity to respond.
After silence from the signal-caller on Monday, Newton took the time to speak with reporters on Tuesday morning at Bank of America Stadium as he cleaned out his locker. His response may not please his critics, however.
Rather than being overly apologetic, Newton admitted to being a sore loser. In addition, he said that if you show him a good loser, well, they’re just a loser. Newton stuck to his guns and said what we saw is who he is.
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“I hate losing,” Newton said. “Who likes to lose? You show me a good loser. I’ll show you a loser.
“I am who I am. I know what I’m capable of and I know where I’m going. I don’t have to conform to anybody else’s wants. I’m not that guy, and I’m happy to say that.
“I’m human. I never once said I was perfect. I never proclaimed I was perfect.”
Newton will probably receive more criticism for those comments, but we all need to take a step back. Newton just lost the biggest game of his career and he is owning who he is. If we don’t like it, too bad. Newton is where he is now because he has always been himself. That’s why fans either love him or hate him and he doesn’t seem bothered by whichever side you choose.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Big Blue Review