CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PANTHERS WIRE) -- From the post-Super Bowl 50 tantrum to the recent incident with Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a long history of clashing with the media.
On Sunday, Newton committed three turnovers against the Chicago Bears (to be fair, only one was his fault) and the offense only managed to score three points all game. Newton’s frustration with his team’s performance spilled out during today’s press conference.
When Newton was asked about the lack of chunk yardage his offense is generating this season, Newton said “next question” and then abruptly ended his presser, storming off the stage.
While Newton’s reaction to a harmless question was over the top, it’s not hard to understand why he’s so frustrated.
The team released the following statement following the quarterback's actions:
Cam [Newton] didn't intend to be discourteous toward any specific media member. In his mind, after answering questions for nine minutes he had fulfilled his obligations.
The Panthers currently rank No. 22 in points per game (18.7) and No. 15 in total offense.