Cam Newton RUMORS & NEWS

  • NFL to consider Newton's knee injury in concussion protocol investigation

    ESPN "As the league investigates whether the concussion protocol was properly followed with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Sunday in New Orleans, the NFL now has an unexpected factor to consider. In addition to getting poked in the eye as the team said he was, Newton also injured his..." January 13

  • Panthers admit Cam Newton embellished injury to buy time

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a strange subplot to the question of whether the Panthers failed to properly conduct a concussion evaluation after quarterback Cam Newton took a blow to the head and then stumbled to the ground while exiting the field in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Saints. According to..." January 09

  • NFL needs to hammer Panthers for failing Cam Newton amid strengthened concussion protocol

    USA Today "Someone needs to save the NFL from itself, because the league sure as hell isn’t going to do it. Sunday, the Carolina Panthers made a mockery of the concussion protocol — yes, that newly toughened concussion protocol that was rolled out less than a month ago following the last incident to..." January 08

  • Famous CTE Expert Calls BS On Cam Newton

    TMZ "The co-founder of the Boston University CTE Center believes Cam Newton suffered a concussion during Sunday's NFL playoff game ... and says Cam's excuse for going back in the game is a joke. The Panthers QB was rocked in the 4th quarter of the Wild Card game against the Saints -- collapsing..." January 08

  • NFL looking into Panthers' handling of Cam's protocol "The Carolina Panthers' handling of Cam Newton's fourth-quarter injury has drawn the attention of the league. Newton exited Carolina's wild-card loss to the New Orleans Saints after taking a hit to the head in the fourth quarter. Newton attempted to walk off the hit, but instead sat down on the..." January 08

  • Panthers claim Cam Newton was poked in the eye

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took a hit to the head with less than 10 minutes to play in Sunday’s loss to the Saints. While walking to the sideline, he stopped and went to a knee. After spending some time on the field, Newton went to the sideline. He missed one play (a third-down that was..." January 08

  • Newton evaluated for concussion, returns vs. Saints "The Carolina Panthers were briefly without their franchise quarterback on Sunday night. Cam Newton exited Carolina's wild-card game against the New Orleans Saints after taking a hit to the head in the fourth quarter. The QB was evaluated for a concussion in the medical tent and quickly cleared..." January 07

  • Cam Newton Is Just an Average Quarterback

    Complex "Cris Carter said that Cam Newton was nothing more than an average quarterback last week on his show “First Things First.” He cited a few statistics in making his case, and said it’s time to stop making excuses for the seven-year vet’s shortcomings. When I first heard this, it sounded kind of..." January 05

  • Cam Newton doesn't plan to stop running ball anytime soon

    ESPN "A season that began with the Carolina Panthers planning to use quarterback Cam Newton less in the running game for his long-term health ended with him setting career records in rushes, designed rushes and rushing yards. Newton doesn't plan to stop running anytime soon. "That's my edge,''..." January 03

  • Cam Newton was “disgruntled” to learn Jerry Richardson selling Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took the podium for a media session on Wednesday and the upcoming game against the Buccaneers wasn’t the only topic of conversation. Newton was asked about the decision Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made to put the team up for sale shortly after the NFL took..." December 20

  • Cam Newton runs for touchdowns like no other quarterback — or running back

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is one of the greatest rushing quarterbacks in NFL history. But when it comes specifically to running for touchdowns, Newton isn’t just great compared to other quarterbacks. He’s even great compared to running backs. Newton has five rushing touchdowns so far this..." December 14

  • Cam Newton limited in practice with right thumb injury

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was limited in Wednesday’s practice with a right thumb injury, but the team seems unconcerned. Coach Ron Rivera downplayed it as just soreness. Bill Voth of the team’s official website tweeted a photo of Newton wearing a fingerless glove on his right hand. " November 22

  • Cam Newton shares 2008 police photo to share message of hope

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is one of the most recognizable sports stars in the world these days, but at one point his life was very much in flux. Reflecting on this as Thanksgiving approaches, Newton took the opportunity Tuesday to share an old police picture of himself after he..." November 21

  • Cam Newton becomes fourth quarterback with 4,000 career rushing yards

    Pro Football Talk "When Cam Newton ran through the Dolphins’ defense for a 69-yard gain on Thursday night, it was one of the best runs of his career — and put him in some exclusive company. That run put Newton over 4,000 career rushing yards, making him just the fourth quarterback in NFL history to reach that..." November 14

  • Newton still feeling shoulder pain 'from time to time'

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has run the ball 40 times over the last four weeks of the season, which is up from 29 times over the first five weeks of the season but Newton said Wednesday that it isn’t because his surgically repaired right shoulder is feeling better than it was in..." November 08

  • Cam Newton: 'You can't replace' a Kelvin Benjamin "Cam Newton has paired this season's on-field work with some of the more tedious news conferences you'll see all year. Hearing from him on Wednesday made some sense, though, one day after the Panthers quarterback saw his top wideout in Kelvin Benjamin shipped to the Bills in a stunning..." November 02

  • Cam Newton abruptly leaves news conference in latest fumble with media

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton abruptly walked out of his Wednesday news conference after a question about the offense's ability to consistently get yardage in "big chunks.'' Newton paused when asked the question, rolled his eyes and answered with "next question.'' He then exited. He..." October 25

  • Cam Newton violates NFL rules by refusing to speak with media all week

    Sportsnaut "Cam Newton made headlines without saying a word this week when he skipped out on a scheduled media session. Now that the Carolina Panthers are on their way to Chicago for a date with the Bears and Newton still hasn’t met with the media, he’s in clear violation of the NFL rules. “The NFL..." October 21

  • Newton completes week without speaking to media

    Pro Football Talk "Two weeks after Panthers quarterback Cam Newton created a major stir via something he said, he’s making more waves with nothing he said. Because he has said nothing to the media this week, in violation of league rules. The NFL requires all players to be available to reporters at least once..." October 21

  • NFL looking into why Panthers QB Cam Newton declined to speak to media Thursday

    ESPN "The NFL will look into why Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Thursday declined to speak to media, league spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN. Team spokesperson Steven Drummond said the 2015 NFL MVP did not give a reason. Coach Ron Rivera also was unaware of why his quarterback did not..." October 19

  • Cam Newton declines required weekly interview

    Bleacher Report "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton skipped his mandatory weekly meeting with reporters Thursday ahead of Sunday's road game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Steve Reed of the Associated Press confirmed Newton declined to attend the session through a Panthers spokesperson. Joe..." October 19

  • Cam Newton runs for touchdowns like no other QB — and few running backs

    Pro Football Talk "When Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ran for a touchdown on Thursday night against the Eagles, it was the 51st rushing touchdown of his career — an unprecedented number for a quarterback, and a pretty good number even for a running back. Since Newton entered the NFL in 2011, he’s second in the..." October 14

  • Cam Newton plays off sexist remark as misunderstood compliment

    Washington Post "After making what many deemed to be a painfully sexist remark at a midweek Panthers news conference, Cam Newton apologized a day later and said he’d “learned a valuable lesson” from his experience of being widely criticized. On Sunday, though, after leading Carolina to a 27-24 win at Detroit,..." October 09

  • Ex-NFL player: Cam Newton's comment was funny because 'women don't know football'

    CBS Sports "If you thought the recent comment Cam Newton made about women covering football was sexist, just wait until you hear what former NFL player John Moffitt has to say on the subject. The former offensive lineman, who abruptly retired during the middle of the 2013 season, took to Facebook on..." October 08

  • Cam Newton's three main sponsors stick by him after apology "While the media and the public howled about Cam Newton's remarks to a female reporter on Thursday, awaiting an apology, the Panthers QB was at practice. He had treatment; he watched film. When he finally picked up his phone late in the afternoon, he realized the damage it had caused. It was..." October 08

  • Cam Newton Apologizes for 'Unacceptable' Comments to Reporter

    Bleacher Report "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton apologized in a video on Twitter for sexist remarks he made toward the Charlotte Observer's Jourdan Rodrigue. In the video, Newton said his "word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful": During his weekly availability with the media..." October 06

  • Panthers' Rivera: Newton made a mistake "Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton "made a mistake" when his quarterback said Wednesday "it's funny to hear a female talk about routes" after he was asked by Jourdan Rodrigue, a female reporter for the Charlotte Observer, about Devin Funchess. "I understand he had a conversation..." October 05

  • Ex-Falcons WR Roddy White Tweets He Found Cam’s Comments Funny

    Black Sports Online "If we are keeping it real there are probably more than a few NFL players who thought it was funny. There are probably more than few people in general who thought it was funny. Still doesn’t make it right and you can’t say that to someone who is just trying to do their job. Cam and frankly..." October 05

  • Cam Newton dropped as endorser for Dannon in wake of sexist remark

    Larry Brown Sports "Cam Newton may have felt that the sexist comment he made toward a female reporter on Wednesday did not warrant an apology, but it was apparently enough for one major company to drop the quarterback as an endorser of its products. On Thursday, the Dannon yogurt company announced that it is..." October 05

  • Cam Newton gives sexist response to press conference question

    Larry Brown Sports "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is under fire Wednesday for a sexist comment he made during his press conference. Female Charlotte Observer beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton a reasonable question about his receivers running routes, asking him whether he enjoys that Devin..." October 05

  • Cam Newton: Offense isn’t “instant grits,” it takes time

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers offense bounced back from a terrible outing against the Saints in Week Three with their best effort of the season in Sunday’s 33-30 victory over the Patriots. The balanced effort saw Cam Newton run for one touchdown and throw for three more, including one on a short pass that Fozzy..." October 02

  • Panthers QB Cam Newton: Don’t forget ‘legend’ and his sacrifice for social justice

    Charlotte Observer "After a wave of peaceful demonstrations across the NFL over the weekend, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who did not participate in the protests, wanted to be sure people remember they began with a legend. “My hat goes off to the Colin Kaepernicks of the world,” said Newton, referring..." September 28

  • Panthers officials think Newton’s body is breaking down

    Yardbarker "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has started slow out of the gate this season. Through three games, the former NFL MVP is averaging less than 200 passing yards and has thrown two touchdowns compared to four interceptions. It’s been an absolutely abysmal performance from the quarterback..." September 27

  • Cam Newton: "I'm disappointed in myself" "With the clock approaching the two-minute warning of Sunday’s home opener, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton rolled right. It was third-and-goal from the Bills’ 2-yard line, and considering the visitors had scored just three points in 47 minutes, a touchdown would’ve buried them. But instead of a..." September 18

  • Cam Newton limps to sideline after yet another sack

    Deadspin "The Buffalo Bills were getting after Cam Newton all game, and unfortunately, one hit finally did some real damage, with two defenders smothering Newton and forcing him to leave the field with an ankle injury. Newton, however, is no stranger to dealing with pain, and he came back in for the very..." September 17

  • Panthers' Rivera: Newton won't be limited to start season

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers believe quarterback Cam Newton is going to be ready for the season (such that they have a choice) despite him throwing just two passes in preseason games. And in their first injury report of the season, that faith was evident. Newton was listed as a full participant in practice..." September 06

  • Cam Newton on Colin Kaepernick being unemployed: ‘I think it’s unfair’

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is not one to speak up on the biggest and most controversial topics of the day. He’s remains quiet on numerous issues surrounding the football world and the broader American political landscape. That’s why it was a bit of a surprise that Newton actually..." September 05

  • Ron Rivera thinks QB Cam Newton is 'ready' for opener vs. 49ers

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera didn't hesitate on Sunday when asked where quarterback Cam Newton was in his rehab from offseason shoulder surgery a week before the opener at San Francisco. "I think he's ready,'' Rivera said. "You wish he'd had a few more snaps and played a little bit..." September 04

  • Coach Ron Rivera: Panthers 'really won't know' how ready QB Cam Newton is until opener

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team really won't know how ready QB Cam Newton is until the season opener, coming off surgery on a partially torn rotator cuff. "He's still taking steps," Rivera said following practice Tuesday. "You really won't know 'til the opener. Just the way it..." August 29

  • Cam Newton to Make Preseason Debut as Panthers Visit Jaguars

    Black Sports Online "Following full participation in consecutive practices on Monday and Tuesday, Cam Newton will suit up for tonight’s preseason matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tonight will be Newton’s first game since the Panthers took on the Buccaneers on New Year’s Day. The 2015 NFL MVP had been..." August 24

  • Cam Newton throws more, may play this week

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton increased his workload in practice Monday, which could lead to his first work of the preseason. Via David Newton of, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said they need to see whether Newton shows up to work in the morning sore before they declare whether he’ll..." August 21

  • Cam Newton to see increase in workload next week

    Larry Brown Sports "Cam Newton appears on track to play in Week 1, with the Carolina Panthers reportedly poised to increase his workload in the week to come. Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network reported Sunday that, while Newton will sit out the team’s second preseason game, the Panthers aren’t sweating over the fact..." August 19

  • Cam Newton’s throwing shoulder reportedly ‘feels fine’

    Larry Brown Sports "Cam Newton is not expected to play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, but that does not mean Carolina Panthers fans need to hit the panic button. While ESPN’s Dianna Russini said the Panthers decided to hold Newton out after evaluating his shoulder, it sounds like the..." August 18

  • Cam Newton won’t play in Panthers’ Week 2 preseason game

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who’s recovering from shoulder surgery, is being held out of Saturday’s Week 2 preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. After getting his shoulder evaluated, the team has opted to play it safe with Newton, per Dianna Russini of ESPN. The Panthers..." August 18

  • Cam Newton throws again during team drills "The latest on Cam Newton's shoulder continues to be good news. Five days after throwing in team drills for the first time since July 30, the Panthers quarterback was again slinging it during team drills on Sunday, per Max Henson of the team's official site. Carolina is wisely being cautious..." August 13

  • Cam Newton to test sore shoulder 'at some point' in preseason, report says

    Sporting News "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who has been resting his surgically repaired throwing shoulder in camp, won't play in the team's preseason game Wednesday but is expected to play "at some point" in the preseason, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday, citing an unidentified source. Newton threw..." August 08

  • Cam Newton hasn't thrown a pass in a week since shoulder tweak

    Yardbarker "While it’s not time to press the panic button, it’s safe to say that the Carolina Panthers have some reason to be at least a bit concerned about Cam Newton. On Monday, Newton left practice with a sore shoulder. It was largely seen as a precautionary measure. But nearly a week later, David..." August 06

  • Panthers roast Colin Cowherd for Cam Newton comments

    Larry Brown Sports "The Panthers defended Cam Newton via social media after Colin Cowherd made less than flattering remarks about their quarterback’s style of play. During his radio show on Friday, Cowherd discussed his thoughts on quarterbacks who are proficient at running with the football. Among his comments..." July 29

  • Cam Newton on running less often: Do you ask a lion not to roar?

    Pro Football Talk "The selection of running back Christian McCaffrey and wide receiver Curtis Samuel in the first two rounds of this year’s draft led to a lot of offseason discussion about the Panthers’ offensive plans for the 2017 season. A lot of that discussion focused on getting the ball out of quarterback..." July 27

  • New-Look Cam Newton Shows Up to Camp Looking Impressively Ripped

    12 Up "​Two seasons ago, the Carolina Panthers were within one game of the Lombardi Trophy. Cam Newton was torching defenses with his arm and feet en route to a 15-1 record. Newton took home MVP honors, but fell ultimately fell short in the biggest of games, with questions suddenly cropping up about..." July 26