After Panthers quarterback Cam Newton scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s victory over the Titans, he poured some salt in Tennessee’s wounds with an elaborate dance in the end zone.
Newton’s moves were not met with much joy from Titans linebackers Avery Williamson and Wesley Woodyard, who stepped up to Newton to let him know they weren’t pleased. Other players got in between them and things quieted down for the rest of the 27-10 Carolina win. After the game, Newton gave the Titans a suggestion about how they could avoid feeling sore in the future.
“I heard somebody say we aren’t going to allow you to do that, but if you don’t want me to do it, then don’t let me in,” Newton said, via Terry McCormick of Titans Insider. “I just like doing it. It’s not to be boastful. From the crowd’s response, they like seeing it. … No disrespect to anybody, it’s just a Panthers thing.”
Coach Mike Mularkey said, via Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer, that he thought Newton was guilty of taunting and Williamson said “personally I don’t go for that stuff.” Williamson’s answer is worthy of a good-sized chuckle after catching his own extensive post-play celebration from earlier in the game, which may well have been titled “Glass Houses and Stones” based on his reaction to Newton.