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 was approximately a step away from the podium as another reporter attempted to ask a question. "Cam didn't intend to be discourteous toward any specific media member," Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond said in a statement. "In his mind, after answering questions for nine minutes he had fulfilled his obligations." Newton's exit came a week after he did not fulfill his weekly media obligations and speak on Wednesday or Thursday. And it came two weeks after he publicly apologized for making light of a football question from a female reporter, Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer. Rodrigue took two weeks off after the incident and returned last week. Newton met his media obligations during the time prior to that. Wednesday wasn't the first time Newton cut short a news conference. His most publicized early exit followed a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, when he walked out on reporters after answering only a handful of questions, mostly with short responses. He later admitted to being a "sore loser."
Cam Newton abruptly leaves news conference in latest fumble with media
ESPN | Oct 25