Cam Newton Wasn't in a Talking Mood After Losing Super Bowl 50

Cam Newton Wasn't in a Talking Mood After Losing Super Bowl 50

Maybe the NFL should give players more time to cool off following a big loss.

Published February 8, 2016

The National Football League might want to consider giving players more time to cool down between a bad loss and having to speak with the media.

Fresh off of his Carolina Panthers losing Super Bowl 50, 24-10, to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night, a dejected Cam Newton slid into his seat to take reporters'questions during a postgame press conference.

Except...he wasn't really answering any of them with any detail, offering up responses worth a couple of words each before getting up and bouncing from the mandatory media session altogether. You salty, Cam?

Upon seeing this, many called Newton's media session the act of a sore loser and said that he needs to learn to face the music better after a loss. Veteran actor Rob Lowe was one of them.

That being said, Lowe was destroyed on Twitter for his comments.

Still, interactions between irked athletes and reporters aren't exactly new to sports.

Before Cam's bad brush with the media, there was Marshawn Lynch answering every reporters' question with "yeah," "nope," “thank you for asking" and "I appreciate it" in different postgame media sessions, leading up to his infamous "I'm just here so I won't get fined" phrase during the 2015 Super Bowl Media Day last January.

Giving the media the cold shoulder extends past the gridiron, too, considering Russell Westbrook borrowed a page from Beast Mode's book, repeatedly saying "execution" as the key to a January 2015 game, regardless of reporters' questions, and that was following a victory. 

But should star athletes be given more time before they speak to the media following a loss or do you view it more as their obligation to do so?

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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