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AP Source: Goodell, Newton spoke on phone about QB hits

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A person familiar with the situation says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke via telephone with Cam Newton about the Carolina quarterback’s concerns over not being protected by game officials from hits while in the pocket. The phone call came Tuesday, but it’s unclear exactly what they discussed. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday…

NFL evaluates Cam Newton hit, tweaks concussion protocol

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL will require the athletic trainer in the press box to stay in contact with on-field doctors to help determine if a player has a concussion. The requirement, announced Wednesday, is an enhancement made to prevent confusion that occurred in the season opener, when Carolina’s Cam Newton was allowed to return after getting hit in…

Cam Newton cleared to play for Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Cam Newton has been cleared from the NFL’s concussion program and can play Sunday when Carolina visits New Orleans. The team said Saturday in a short statement that Newton had passed the league’s concussion protocol. Previously, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the quarterback and 2015 league MVP was expected to start against the Saints “barring a…

Panthers QB Newton returns to practice, takes 1st-team reps

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has returned to practice and took reps with the first-team offense after missing Monday night’s game against Tampa Bay with a concussion. Newton, wearing a helmet and a red No. 1 practice jersey, threw passes and joked with teammates in the huddle Wednesday before taking snaps during the first 20 minutes of…

Newton, Panthers battling complacency after Super Bowl loss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Cam Newton isn’t focused on this past February’s Super Bowl – or the one that will be played next year in Houston, for that matter. The league’s MVP said he’s all about the present – and improving as a player and team leader before the 2016 season begins. “We’re not worried about the Super Bowl,” Newton…

MVP Newton says he’s ‘putting aside’ the dab next season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he’s done with the dab. The NFL’s Most Valuable Player is moving on from the touchdown celebration he performed last season that became popular across the country. Newton talked about his decision during an interview on WFNZ-AM radio’s “The Mac Attack” show to promote his upcoming kickball tournament, saying, “I have…

Panthers’ Cam Newton named ASWA pro athlete of year

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will be named Alabama Sports Writers Association’s professional athlete of the year. The former Auburn quarterback will receive the honor at the ASWA awards banquet Sunday night in Birmingham. Newton beat out such star athletes as American League MVP Josh Donaldson, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and WBC heavyweight boxing…

Rivera: Dump postgame interviews for Super Bowl losers

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) – Panthers coach Ron Rivera is suggesting that players on the losing Super Bowl team should not be interviewed after the game. Rivera was asked Wednesday at the NFL owners’ meetings about league MVP Cam Newton’s meltdown immediately following the loss to Denver. His voice becoming more and more passionate, Rivera went on a lengthy discourse…

Former Alabama QB: “Newton quit on his team.”

The website 247 Sports quotes Greg McElroy:   “I have big issues with the way Cam handled himself, not only on the field but in the post-game as well,” McElroy said. “If you’re going to act like Superman and call yourself Superman, well, you better be able to answer the tough questions. He wasn’t able to do so. I don’t…

Newton defends actions after Super Bowl: I will not conform

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he's "sore loser," but defended walking out of a press conference after the Super Bowl by saying he didn't feel like talking to the media after Carolina's 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.

  By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he’s “sore loser,” but defended walking out of a press conference after the Super Bowl by saying he didn’t feel like talking to the media after Carolina’s 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. Newton says, “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you…