Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a horrendous time in Super Bowl 50. It was going to be a forgettable game for him.
Then he did something that will likely be remembered for years to come. In the fourth quarter, Carolina trailed 16-10 when Newton fumbled and he didn’t seem to try and make an effort to recover the ball.
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What do you think? Did Newton avoid the scrum and not try to recover the ball? Whatever the case, Newton was roundly ridiculed after Denver won 24-10:
Cam Newton bowing out pic.twitter.com/4F6FN8QFNz— Chris Hassel (@hasselESPN) February 8, 2016
Let's all thank Cam Newton for giving us 9 months of debate material.— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) February 8, 2016
I've been around. Cam Newton will be remembered for not diving for the loose ball. Like, long remembered.— jeffpearlman (@jeffpearlman) February 8, 2016
ZERO effort by Newton to recover that ball. Not tough enough to get in the pile???? Wow.— Todd Leabo (@Leabonics) February 8, 2016
UPDATE: The bad vibes continued into the postgame news conference and that generated even more disgust among fans.
Cam Newton can learn something from his coach. Rivera handled himself as he always does - like a pro. #SB50.— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) February 8, 2016
Cam Newton's going to get crushed for that press conference. And he should. We'll see how he responds to real dislike now.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 8, 2016