This Sunday is Super Bowl 50. Since it's likely to be an historic matchup of matchless quarterbacks, CBS special correspondent and Super Bowl pregame host James Brown sat down with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for an interview on "60 minutes sports." JAMES BROWN: Other North Carolina athletes that-- you have a relationship with, those with North Carolina roots. Michael Jordan. CAM NEWTON: Right. BROWN: Stephen Curry. NEWTON: Right. BROWN: And others like LeBron James. What one somethin' did you take away from those relationships, those games? NEWTON: Their professionalism. Here I am, I'm in awe every single time I see -- Michael Jordan. And, you know, Steph Curry's a person that has really embarked upon elite status in NBA history. And I'm not too proud to ask, from LeBron to, you know, Michael Jordan, to Steph Curry or even yourself that I need help. You know what I'm sayin'? I'm not perfect. Anything that you could tell me, anything that anyone else could tell me that may help me … [Read more...] about Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s favorite athletes
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said Tuesday that he is a "sore loser." That was the superstar quarterback's defense for walking out of a press conference after the Super Bowl, adding he didn't feel like talking to the media after Carolina's 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser," Newton said. The league NFL MVP didn't apologize for walking out of a brief three-minute interview on Sunday night in which he sulked and answered most questions in one- and two-word answers. As players were clearing out their lockers on Tuesday, Newton said, "If I offended anybody that's cool, but I know who I am and I'm not about to conform nor bend for anybody's expectations because yours or anybody's expectations would never exceed mine." Newton went on to say, "Who are you to say that your way is right? I have all of these people who are condemning and saying this that and the third but what makes your way right." Full NFL coverage at … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Cam Newton answers critics of memorable interview
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton has "expressed regret" for his response to a female reporter's question at a news conference Wednesday, a team spokesman said. When Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton about wide receiver Devin Funchess' route running, the former league MVP smiled and said, "it's funny to hear a female talk about routes. It's funny." After Newton's comments, the quarterback proceeded to answer Rodrigue's question. Carolina spokesman Steven Drummond said in a statement to The Associated Press that Newton had a conversation with Rodrigue after the news conference ended and expressed regret for his remarks. Rodrigue released a statement through The Charlotte Observer via email saying that Newton did not apologize when they spoke after the news conference. She said she "was dismayed by his response, which not only belittled me but countless other women before me and beside me who work in similar jobs. I sought Mr. Newton out as he left the locker … [Read more...] about NFL: Carolina QB Cam Newton’s response to female reporter ‘disrespectful’
Cam Newton is fine. It’s fine. We’re going to be fine. I had a lot of thoughts on Newton, but then Albert Burneko at Deadspin pretty much wrote everything I would want to write, and did a really good job of it, regarding Newton’s not-so-chatty news conference appearance after Sunday’s 24-10 Super Bowl loss. He wrote it even before all the chatter about what set Newton off — Denver’s Chris Harris was in an adjacent media area while Newton was talking and could be heard loudly bad-mouthing the Carolina passing game — but even that doesn’t really matter to me. Burneko’s piece, full of good points, ends like this: His actual job is to live out an eight-year-old’s dream birthday party on television; if your search for sophisticated adult contemplation has brought you to the postgame presser of the Super Bowl, I submit that you have conducted it, well, rather like a 13-year-old might. I grind my teeth in bed if a stranger on Xbox … [Read more...] about Bash Cam Newton if you must, but what do you expect?
The Carolina Panthers just haven’t been the same since Wade Phillips blitzed the smirk right off Cam Newton’s face in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 upset 22 months ago. Before that game, the Panthers of 2015 were a charmed 17-1 with a league-trouncing turnover ratio of plus-28. Since that game kicked off, however, Superman has gone 14-13 with 31 turnovers. His team is 14-15 with a turnover ratio of minus-10. The Panthers went 6-10 last season to become the 15th Super Bowl loser to miss the playoffs the following season. Then Newton missed the entire offseason because of surgery on his passing shoulder. What’s followed has been one of the stranger 12-game stretches you’ll find for a team that’s 8-4 and sitting in the sixth and final NFC playoff spot heading into Sunday’s game against the Vikings at Bank of America Stadium. “It’s been kind of a strange set of circumstances,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “We didn’t have a … [Read more...] about What’s wrong wtih SuperCam? Vikings test an uneven Cam Newton when they face the up-and-down Panthers