Cam Newton Doubles Down on Post Game Presser
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has doubled down on his actions during a post-Super Bowl press conference.
After the 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Newton was visibly dejected slouching at the podium, wearing a hood and walking out on reporters after just three minutes.
On Tuesday Newton had to opportunity to clarify his attitude, but decided to defend his sour attitude on Sunday night.
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser," he said.
Newton was back in Charlotte on Tuesday cleaning out his locker and decided to speak to reporters in the midst of heavy, continuous criticism towards the NFL MVP.
"I've got no more tears to cry,'' Newton said. "I've obviously had a lot of time to think about it. I've seen so much blown out of proportion.
Newton also defended his actions in not diving for a loose fumble in the fourth quarter after getting stripped because he did not want to risk serious injury.
"We didn't lose that game because of that fumble. I can tell you that," he said.
A "good" loser and a "bad" loser is very easy to define. Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson have all lost the same game Newton has and it seems that they were "better" losers than Newton was on Sunday.
As far as not diving for a loose fumble due to an injury risk, Thomas Davis played with a metal rod in his forearm. Ronnie Lott once amputated his finger to play in the Super Bowl.