IFWT_Cam Newton exit interview

Cam Newton came under heavy fire for walking out of the postgame press conference after losing to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.  Today the Carolina Panthers cleared out their lockers and gave their exit interviews.  Newton addressed the presser and the late game fumble many thought he should’ve dived to recover and stood by all his actions.

Newton defended how he handled himself with the media after his team lost to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50, saying he’s a “sore loser.”

“Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser,” he said.

He said if he offended anyone, “that’s cool,” and that he would not change his persona to appease anyone.

“I’ve got no more tears to cry,” Newton said. “I’ve obviously had a lot of time to think about it. I’ve seen so much blown out of proportion.

On the topic of the fumble that many say he should’ve dived for, Newton said he would’ve risked injury by diving as it would have meant he would have had to twist his leg in an awkward direction.

Newton said that if he had thrown an interception and not tried to make the tackle to avoid an injury he likely would have not heard any complaints.

“We didn’t lose that game because of that fumble. I can tell you that,” he said.

“At the end of the day, when you invest so much time and sacrifice so much and things don’t go as planned, the emotions take over. That’s what happens. As far as trying to be like this person, trying to be like that person … the truth of the matter is I’m not trying to be like this person.

“This is a great league with or without me. I am my own person. I said it since day one. I am who I am. I know what I’m capable of and I know where I’m going. I don’t have to conform to anybody else’s wants for me to do. I’m not that guy.”

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source: ESPN