Cam Newton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Panthers defend letting Cam Newton play through shoulder injury

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman is confident Cam Newton will be ready for training camp following next week’s shoulder surgery, which mirrors the timeline provided Tuesday by head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion. Newton is expected to begin a throwing rehabilitation regimen 12..." March 26

  • ESPN medical analyst takes more pessimistic view of Cam Newton recovery timetable

    Charlotte Observer "On Tuesday, news broke that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton would need shoulder surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff. The team said it expected Newton to be ready to play by the start of training camp. On Wednesday, ESPN medical analyst Dr. Mark Adickes doubted that..." March 23

  • Do the Panthers even like Cam Newton?

    Sporting News "Yes, the timeline you’ve seen for this is correct. In Week 13, the Panthers benched Cam Newton for not wearing a tie on a road trip. In Week 14, Newton injured his shoulder against the Chargers, but the Panthers claimed his MRI showed no problems. He started the final three games. And on..." March 22

  • Panthers’ failure of Cam Newton comes home to roost

    Sportsnaut "There’s one job an NFL front office has that’s paramount. It stands above the rest. Protect your franchise quarterback. Once you have been given the ability to actually feature a top-tier signal caller out there on a weekly basis, it’s your job to make sure he has everything at his disposal to..." March 22

  • Lingering pain led to Cam Newton decision to have surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers were hoping to avoid surgery on their MVP quarterback. But as weeks of rehab passed and Cam Newton was still having pain after his Week 14 shoulder injury, they decided they couldn’t wait any longer. Panthers head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion told the team’s official website..." March 21

  • Cam Newton to have surgery on throwing shoulder "Carolina's star quarterback is going under the knife. Cam Newton will undergo surgery on his throwing shoulder to repair a partially torn rotator cuff on March 30, the Panthers announced Tuesday. "It is well-documented and well-researched that overhead throwing athletes commonly have wear..." March 21

  • Bo Jackson voices concern for Cam Newton, says hits to QB's head scare 'the hell out of me'

    ESPN "The ties between Bo Jackson and Cam Newton have gone beyond being Heisman Trophy-winning Auburn stars to concerns over concussions. Jackson told USA Today Sports that "it scares the hell out of me" every time he sees the Carolina Panthers quarterback take a hit to the head. Jackson, the 1985..." January 17

  • Reigning MVP Cam Newton reveals who he would pick as MVP this season

    CBS Sports "In 2015, Cam Newton came out of nowhere to win the MVP -- no one picked him before the season -- despite playing behind a questionable offensive line and throwing to a rag-tag assortment of weapons. He won't win the award this season and certainly won't get any votes either. But he can voice..." December 29

  • Cam Newton Suggests The Panthers Go on a Sabbatical

    Black Sports Online "Not like the Panthers have a choice, their season is over next week. But, here is what Cameron had to say. Quarterback Cam Newton was asked after the loss what it’s like to miss the playoffs after so many consecutive appearances. “We had a long run,” Newton said. “It’s time for..." December 25

  • Cam supports Panthers' call to sit Kuechly despite clearing concussion protocol

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton didn’t mince words, or sigh, or crack a joke when it came to Luke Kuechly. Instead, he looked reporters in the eye on Thursday, gripped the podium with both hands and said seriously that he agreed with head coach Ron Rivera’s decision to sit Luke Kuechly..." December 22

  • Walt Coleman explains no-call on Cam Newton during play he was flagged for taunting

    Sportsnaut "During Monday night’s clash between the Carolina Panthers and Washington, Cam Newton was flagged for taunting. This happened on a play in which he slid late and was grazed on the helmet by the helmet of defender Trent Murphy. Here’s a replay of the play in question. Considering Newton’s beef..." December 20

  • Josh Norman hopes Cam Newton targets him Monday night

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "For the bulk of the season, Josh Norman has done exactly what a top-flight cornerback is expected to do: Shut down half the field. On the Redskins defense, that means Norman hasn't been targeted much, limiting his abilities to make game-changing plays. Against his former team the Panthers on..." December 17

  • Cam Newton’s competitiveness with Josh Norman enters new realm

    Pro Football Talk "Before they were separated by money, Cam Newton and Josh Norman were as close as two players of their stature can be. Sometimes, that led to laughs. One time, it led to a fight. But as they prepare to play each other Monday night, the Carolina quarterback professed nothing but respect for the..." December 15

  • Panthers' Cam Newton expecting second child with longtime girlfriend Kia Proctor

    CBS Sports "Cam Newton and his longtime girlfriend, Kia Proctor, are expecting their second child. As NBC Charlotte reported on Tuesday, the baby is expected any day. "We are excited," Cecil Newton, Cam's dad, told NBC Charlotte's Michelle Boudin. Less than a year ago, Proctor gave birth to Chosen, the..." December 13

  • Joe Theismann on Cam Newton: ‘He’s a spoiled brat’

    Sportsnaut "Carolina Panthers quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Cam Newton continues to be the subject of criticism and debate around the football world. The enigmatic signal caller was benched for the opening of Carolina’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night for violating the team’s dress code..." December 08

  • RUMOR: Cam Newton's Benching on Sunday Night Actually Due to Strip Club Incident

    12 Up "On Sunday, superstar QB Cam Newton was benched in favor of Derek Anderson for the game's first series (which turned out to be a one-pass drive that ended in a pick) after it was said he violated a team rule. It would later be revealed that Newton was benched by Head Coach Ron Rivera for..." December 06

  • Ron Rivera 'very comfortable' with decision to bench Cam Newton

    USA Today "One day after facing intense scrutiny for his unorthodox move, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he remains satisfied with his decision to bench star quarterback Cam Newton for a dress code violation. “I’m very comfortable with it,” Rivera said Monday afternoon during a press conference...." December 05

  • Cam Newton & Ron Rivera: The Wardrobe Confrontation At Team Bus

    TMZ "Here it is ... the moment Panthers head coach Ron Rivera confronted Cam Newton about his dress code violation before the team trip to Seattle ... and TMZ Sports has the video. It all went down on Saturday at the bay area hotel where the team had been staying since playing the Raiders in..." December 05

  • Panthers bench Cam Newton for dress code violation

    USA Today "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was benched for the start of Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks for what coach Ron Rivera told NBC was a "dress code violation." Veteran backup Derek Anderson started in Newton’s place and threw an interception on the first series of the game." December 05

  • Here's why Cam Newton will have to pay over $200K in taxes to California

    CBS Sports "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton doesn't live in California, but he's going to be playing a lot of taxes there when Uncle Sam comes calling in April. The Panthers' decision to stay out west after the team's 35-32 loss to the Raiders on Sunday is going to cost Newton more than $200,000 in taxes...." December 02

  • Colin Cowherd reveals how many NFL QBs he'd take over Cam Newton

    Fox Sports "Cam Newton has started in the Super Bowl. He's won the NFL's MVP award. Yet Colin Cowherd isn't convinced the Carolina Panthers quarterback is actually one of the game's elite signal-callers. On Thursday's episode of "The Herd" on FS1, Cowherd played a round of "Would you rather?" to break down..." December 02

  • Cam Newton: No line crossed with Seahawks '12' flag toss

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he believes he was justified in taking a "12" flag from a Seattle fan, crumpling it up and tossing it after last season's home playoff game against the Seahawks. "Where was the flag at? Was it at our house?" Newton asked after practice Thursday at..." December 02

  • Richard Sherman on Cam Newton grabbing '12th man' flag: 'I guess karma gets you'

    ESPN "After the Carolina Panthers beat the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of last year's playoffs, quarterback Cam Newton ran around Bank of America Stadium high-fiving fans. But when one Seahawks fan dangled a "12" flag near Newton, he grabbed it, crumpled it up and tossed it -- all with a..." December 01

  • Cam Newton Thinks Players Should Have the Right to Celebrate

    12 Up "​Much has been made of the NFL's declining television ratings this season, with some correlating it with a grueling election cycle and others being dismissive of the quality of games being played. The most popular rationale, however, has been the crackdown of celebrations and general happiness..." November 16

  • Cam Newton joins elite company as fifth-youngest QB to reach 20,000 passing yards

    Fox Sports "Carolina's Cam Newton is one of the best young quarterbacks in the league, having won an MVP and reached a Super Bowl in his first five years in the NFL. Now in his sixth season, Newton has continued to etch his name in the record books. On Sunday against the Chiefs, Newton reached 20,000..." November 13

  • Rivera to submit another Newton hit for NFL review

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera saw one hit that his quarterback, Cam Newton, took in the pocket during Sunday's victory at Los Angeles that concerns him enough to contact the NFL for review. But Rivera said the conversations he and Newton had separately with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell..." November 08

  • More missed calls on Cam Newton underscore the need for replay review

    Pro Football Talk "After Panthers quarterback Cam Newton complained loudly about illegal hits against him that weren’t generating flags, Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted that inconsistencies regarding the meaning of the key term “forcible” are responsible for situations in which penalty flags should fly, but..." November 07

  • After More Helmet-to-Helmet Hits, Cam Newton Avoids Officiating Questions

    Black and Blue Review "If all eyes were on Cam Newton in Los Angeles, it's interesting what some of those eyes interpreted. Of the five sacks the Carolina Panthers quarterback took against the Rams, at least two involved helmet-to-helmet contact. According to the NFL rulebook, a roughing the passer penalty should..." November 07

  • Russell Wilson doesn't share Newton's complaints about officials

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton spoke with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell this week about whether officials treat him differently than other quarterbacks when it comes to taking hits in the pocket. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (5-foot-11, 215 pounds) is not as big as..." November 05

  • Dungy: Coach, owner should have been the ones complaining about hits on Cam Newton

    Pro Football Talk "The story of the week, which could extend well beyond a five-day, post-NFL Sunday news cycle, arises from Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s public complaints about the failure of officials to throw penalty flags for roughing the passer. Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy believes that Cam shouldn’t..." November 04

  • NFL head of officials: We missed two roughing calls on Cam Newton this year

    CBS Sports "The NFL's head of officiating admitted Thursday what Cam Newton has been saying for some time: Officials have missed calls this season that are on the books specifically to protect the Panthers quarterback. "We review every play from every game and we've looked at all of Carolina's snaps, and..." November 03

  • Cam Newton says he had “great discussion” with Roger Goodell

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was not happy after Sunday’s game, saying he’s repeatedly taking illegal hits and the league isn’t doing anything to stop it. But after talking to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Newton feels a little better about the situation. Newton told reporters he had a..." November 02

  • VP of officiating to Cam: If you want more protection, stay in the pocket "After getting roughed up by Calais Campbell and the Cardinals' front on Sunday, Cam Newton expressed concerns over his safety, citing missed calls on at least one low hit. The MVP also spoke with Commissioner Roger Goodell via phone on Tuesday to address these issues. Part of the Panthers..." November 02

  • NFL admits Calais Campbell hit on Cam Newton should have been a flag

    The Comeback "Cam Newton doesn’t like the way he’s been treated by opposing defensive ends, nor the NFL’s officials. He made that abundantly clear after being hit rather hard by the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Some of those hits seemed very difficult to not call roughing the passer on, and Newton had had..." November 01

  • Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert to Cam Newton: 'Don't be out there if you're scared'

    ESPN "Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert said he doesn't understand reigning MVP Cam Newton's complaints about cheap shots when the Carolina Panthers quarterback delivers his own hits to opposing defenders. After absorbing a low hit from defensive tackle Calais Campbell in the Panthers' 30-20..." November 01

  • Cam Newton on His Plans to Talk to Goodell About Not Feeling Safe Anymore

    Black Sports Online "It is hard to take him seriously with that outfit on, but he does have a point. Cam does get hit late a lot and nothing is never called. We will see if Roger Goodell takes his call. The NFL says they are about player safety and one of their main stars doesn’t feel safe." October 31

  • Mike Pereira weighs in on the scary hit to Cam Newton's knee

    Fox Sports "Cam Newton has been on the receiving end of a number of questionable hits this season, and Sunday’s game against the Cardinals was no exception. In the third quarter of the Carolina Panthers’ 30-20 win, Newton dropped back to pass and was hit low by Arizona defensive end Calais Campbell,..." October 30

  • NFL, NFLPA statement on Newton concussion protocol probe "The NFL and NFL Players Association issued a joint statement Wednesday on the investigation into whether proper protocol was followed after Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was hit in the helmet multiple times during the team's season opener against the Broncos on Sept. 8. NFL-NFLPA JOINT..." October 19

  • Cam Newton Gave Away a Touchdown Ball to a Saints Fan Disguised as a Panthers Fan

    The Big Lead "Cam Newton had a rough Sunday. First the Panthers lost to the Saints, falling to 1-5 on the season, then he had another embarrassing postgame press conference. And it sounds like he might have been duped during the game. Unfortunately, this will be hard to confirm, but the game did take place..." October 17

  • Bitter Cam Newton Walked Away From the Lectern Because He Didn't Like the Media's Questions

    The Big Lead "Cam Newton isn’t the reason the Panthers are 1-5 – it’s on the defense, mostly – but being the reigning MVP and the face of the team, he’s the one who will take the most heat. So after a tough 41-38 loss to the Saints, an impeccably dressed Newton started to take questions from the media … and..." October 17

  • Cam Newton has another short press conference

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers rallied from 21 points down to tie the game in the fourth quarter before ultimately falling to the Saints 41-38 on Sunday afternoon and the loss didn’t leave quarterback Cam Newton with much of a taste for answering questions. As seen in video posted by the Charlotte Observer,..." October 16

  • Newton sets Panthers all-time passing yards record

    Alabama "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton became the franchise's all-time leader in passing yards on his second throw against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Returning to the field after missing the Panthers' previous game with a concussion, Newton entered Sunday's contest 21 yards behind Jake..." October 16

  • Cam Newton cleared to play for Panthers on Sunday "The Carolina Panthers will get a much-needed boost in their lineup Sunday. Quarterback Cam Newton (concussion) has been cleared to play against the New Orleans Saints, the team announced Saturday. Newton missed Carolina's Week 5 loss to Tampa Bay after sustaining the concussion in a loss to the..." October 15

  • Newton questionable, should play 'barring setback' "The Carolina Panthers might get a much-needed boost in their lineup Sunday. Quarterback Cam Newton (concussion) is questionable to play against the New Orleans Saints, the team announced Friday. Newton missed Carolina's Week 5 loss to Tampa Bay after sustaining the concussion in a loss to the..." October 15

  • Panthers won’t limit Cam Newton’s running after concussion

    Black and Blue Review "Five-plus seasons filled with dozens of hits haven't convinced the Carolina Panthers to change Cam Newton's game and neither will his first documented concussion. As of Thursday afternoon, the quarterback was still in the NFL's concussion protocol, but he was a full participant in the morning's..." October 14

  • Results of Cam Newton concussion investigation could be released soon

    Pro Football Talk "Five weeks ago tonight, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered an apparent concussion during a crunch-time drive in the opening game of the regular season, at Denver. Soon, the findings of the dual investigations launched by the NFL and NFL Players Association will be announced. Unless they..." October 13

  • Panthers QB Newton practices again

    TSN "Panthers quarterback Cam Newton practiced for the second straight day, another indicator the league's reigning MVP will likely play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Newton missed Monday night's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after suffering a concussion in a loss to the Atlanta..." October 13

  • Cam Newton, Jonathan Stewart back on practice field for Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "The Panthers could use all the good news they can get right now, as they try to salvage an ugly 1-4 start. They appear to have gotten a double dose today. Via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, quarterback Cam Newton and running back Jonathan Stewart were back at practice..." October 12

  • Not even Cam Newton can fix Panthers' unfathomable problems

    Sporting News "On the day of the Panthers’ latest loss, Cam Newton had improved enough to run and throw some, according to coach Ron Rivera. (Also well enough to Segway through downtown Charlotte without a helmet, as it turned out, which isn't much safer than what he might have faced had he played Monday night.)..." October 11

  • Sources: Newton's inner circle says play safer

    ESPN "With Cam Newton sidelined for Monday night's game because of a concussion, multiple people in his inner circle have counseled the Carolina Panthers quarterback to play more carefully, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Newton suffered the concussion in the fourth quarter of last Sunday's 48-33..." October 09