Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a rough game. Gregory Bull The Associated Press
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a rough game. Gregory Bull The Associated Press

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Watch Cam Newton step back from fumble in fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50

By Pete Grathoff

pgrathoff@kcstar.com

February 07, 2016 09:26 PM

UPDATED February 09, 2016 10:07 AM

Oh, my.

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:

NEWTON RN pic.twitter.com/qzoSIlYGtO

— Athlete Destiny (@AthleteDestiny) February 8, 2016

Dab spelled backwards? #SB50

— jordan cornette (@jordancornette) February 8, 2016

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 didn't think much of a question being asked and walked off pic.twitter.com/lY8uPU7eBV

— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) February 8, 2016

Hardest thing to do after a "big game" loss is speak to the media (yes I know I had to a lot) but what was that Cam Newton?! #MVP #SB50

— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) February 8, 2016

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

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff