Former Alabama QB says Newton ‘quit on his team’ during Super Bowl 50
Former Alabama signal-caller Greg McElroy faced Cam Newton once on the collegiate level.
Newton’s Auburn Tigers upended the Crimson Tide by a score of 28-27. Down 24 points early, Newton engineered a wonderful comeback against the fierce in-state rival.
While McElroy never got the chance to defeat Newton on the field, he’s certainly taking some shots at him off the gridiron.
McElroy went on SiriusXM’s College Sports Nation early on Tuesday. He spoke about Denver’s win over Carolina, and then proceeded to go off on Newton’s performance in the loss. McElroy in particular pointed to the play in which Newton failed to dive on a fumble — instead looking apprehensive.
The current college football analyst also offered this parting shot — again voicing his immense frustration over what had occurred in the 24-10 Panthers’ loss.
“I have never — not one time in my life — seen a player do that. Especially a quarterback. And you know what? His teammates will look at him a little bit differently after that. Especially his teammates on the defensive side of the football. It was six-point game at that point and he jumped away from it. I will never get over that. I will still root for my Panthers, but I'm going to have big issues with Cam Newton moving forward, and it has nothing to do with the fact that I went to Alabama and he went to Auburn. It has everything to do with the fact that he quit on his team.”