Cam Newton doesn't feel safe on the field, plans to talk to Goodell about officiating
Cam Newton has had enough of what he feels is a lack of calls, and the Carolina Panthers star quarterback is planning to talk to commissioner Roger Goodell about it.
After the Panthers’ 30-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Newton took aim at the officials in his postgame news conference, which you can watch in the video above.
“It’s really taking the fun out of the game for me,” Newton said, via the Charlotte Observer. “At times I don't even feel safe. And enough is enough. I plan on talking to commissioner (Roger) Goodell about this. And I don't know what I have to do.”
Newton said his frustration boiled over Sunday, when in the third quarter he was on the receiving end of a questionable hit to his legs by Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell. No flag was thrown on the play despite the reigning MVP being in obvious plain. Newton stayed in the game.
“He could have torn my ACL,” Newton said of the play. “That’s the breaking point.”
Newton has been on the receiving end of a number of questionable hits this season but hasn’t gotten the benefit of doubt despite being a high-profile quarterback. He said Sunday that it’s taken a toll on him.
“Story has been, ‘We missed that one.’ That’s horsecrap,” Newton said.