In all seriousness, Cam Newton doesn’t feel safe on the field, and plans to talk to NFL Commissioner Goodell about his concerns. On the other hand, he’s catching hella slander for the outfit he rocked pre and post-game today.
As for his take on NFL refs, reports The Charlotte Observer:
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ripped the NFL’s game officials after Sunday’s victory against Arizona, saying he’s fed up with the non-calls on late or illegal hits he has endured throughout his career.
“It’s really taking the fun out of the game for me,” he said. “At times I don’t even feel safe. And enough is enough. I plan on talking to Commissioner (Roger) Goodell about this. And I don’t know what I have to do.”
An unflagged, third-quarter hit by Cardinals defensive tackle Calais Campbell below Newton’s knees set off the reigning league MVP. A team source said Newton had a hard time settling down on the sideline – and he vented his frustrations publicly at his postgame news conference.
“I don’t think there’s a person that can go through what I go through and still keep their heads,” he said. “Hits to the head, that’s one thing. But when you’re not protected in the pocket, that’s another thing.”
Newton went on to say he’s taken hits that have been flagged for other QB’s and feels he isn’t protected by NFL officials.
As for his outfit, peep the slander on the following pages. The struggle shoes caught it, too.
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