Packers fan angry Cam Newton grabbed his illegal banner

AP

For Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, tearing down a pro-Packers banner prior to yesterday’s game was about defending his home.

For the fan, it was an act he wants to be compensated for, even though the rules precluded him from displaying it in the first place.

According to Paul Woolverton of the Fayetteville Observer, the fan said he wants his banner back, and was righteously indignant about it.

“I was just shocked, shocked,” Mike Dobs said. “It went from a fun event to I was disgusted.

Dobs said he paid $500 for the banner which read “North Carolina Cheesehead,” and threatened to take further action against the Panthers if they don’t make it right in 48 hours.

But if they consult their own policies, they should probably tell him to take a hike.

The team’s banner and flag policy clearly prohibits Dobs from hanging the banner over the railing of the lower deck, where it was easy for Newton to snatch, saying: “No banners or flags expressing support of visiting teams may be affixed to or displayed on any surface. Hand held signs or posters that are in compliance with the balance of this policy are acceptable.”

“We were on the front row, over there by the goalposts, and we wanted our grandkids to see us on TV,” Dobs said. “We thought he was going to sign our banner — we were happy to see him — and he ripped it out of our hands.”

Why they thought he might have done that, since they were there to cheer against him, is unclear — far less clear than the policy that prohibited them from displaying it in the first place.

136 responses to “Packers fan angry Cam Newton grabbed his illegal banner

  1. If I was the Panthers I’d tell him to put one glove on like Michael Jackson and just beat it!

  2. Nice job Cam. Visiting fans or fans of the visiting team display that stuff at their own risk. The team should have taken that stuff down not Cam. Kudos to him for doing the stadium operations teams work.

  3. Rules be damned, I was offended.

    Maybe he should have had a banner which read” North Carolina hapless, classless Packer fan?”

  4. “Dobs said he paid $500 for the banner which read “North Carolina Cheesehead,” and threatened to take further action against the Panthers if they don’t make it right in 48 hours.”

    Typical cheesehead fan.

    No respect for the game, or the rules.

    He paid $500.00 for a banner? I guess he must be one of the “$250.00 NFL Owners” if he was foolish enough to spend that much.

    “We were on the front row, over there by the goalposts, and we wanted our grandkids to see us on TV,” Dobs said. “We thought he was going to sign our banner — we were happy to see him — and he ripped it out of our hands.”

    So being SEEN was more important than watching the game to Mr. Dobs.

    I hope he enjoyed the game… 😀

  5. I’m not sure what is more shocking; someone thinking Cam would sign it, or that they paid 500.00 for a banner?

  6. I’m sure this fan will now sue for “emotional pain and suffering”. panthers should tell him to take a hike

  7. No more plastic cheese hats either while your at it.
    The Packers cheese hat is one of the most obnoxious things about their fans.
    Why dont you juts bring a Packers umbrella too. Make sure whoever is behind you cant see the game.

  8. That is why Cam is a classless QB and is very immature. Why didn’t security ask the fan to remove the banner.
    Stop acting like your some hero protecting the homeland,these fans pay good money to watch you play a kids game, show some respect.
    Cam is a good QB he will never be great until he growers up. Respect the fans.

  9. Go ahead and take your action, sir. I think they may be able to afford better attorneys than you. Not that it will ever get that far.

  10. Poor judgment from Cam to get involved. He shoulda just sent sideline personnel to do it. Either way, as a Packer fan who enjoys going to away games, visiting fans should show a little respect if they want to be treated with any.

  11. I generally don’t care for Cam but in this case, he did the right thing. The fact that it cost $500 (supposedly) just makes it that much better. As Cam correctly stated, you wont see Panther banners in Green Bay.

  12. So you think you can go into a man’s house and kick your stinking feet up on the coffee table? Cam kicked your feet off the table and made you put your boots on with the front door open.

  13. So is Cam working stadium security now?
    He still owes the guy compensation for the banner, IMO.

    Had security confiscated it, would it have been thrown away or destroyed, or held until later for the owner to pick up and bring home? What’s the actual policy for those who break the rule?

  14. Get a life dude. What did you think was going to happen!?!?! Plus, you way over paid for that banner – $500!?!?! Was it lined in gold? Cam probably didn’t know the stadium rule, but I support him anyway.

  15. I hope that packers fan never comes back to BOA stadium again. He got what he deserved. I am perfectly happy with what Cam did right there. Go Panthers!!!

  16. What a jughead,he paid 500 bucks for a banner?? why didnt he just pay for a roll of paper and write the words on it himself. Its wrong for the NFL to allow home stadiums to ban signs of the visitors from being put up on stadium surfaces.

  17. By all means. Go hire a $200/hour lawyer who will take you for another easy $2000 when the rules are completely against you and you will lose.

  18. Hah Mike Dobs what an idiot. Now everyone knows the name of the moron that brought and hung a Packers banner to a Panthers game. If Smitty were around, this guy would have known the rules and regulations of the game.

  19. “No banners or flags expressing support of visiting teams may be affixed to or displayed on any surface.”
    **********************
    Can’t make this stuff up, folks. This guy actually feels entitled to some form of compensation? I agree. They should let him crawl through the dumpster to find and retrieve his banner.

    Other than that, just go away, pal. Cam, nor the Panthers, owe you anything, though I would not be shocked if Richardson does something nice for him.

  20. I understand that Mr. Dobs is a military man and I would like to thank him for his service to our country. But as a military man he should have understood the rules before he supposedly spent 500 dollars for a banner that wasn’t allowed. Many Panther season-ticket holders sell some of their tickets to fans of other teams to help pay for their tickets. Other teams fans are welcome, just obey the rules of conduct. Save your Cheese-Head banners for Lambeau and keep it out of our house!

  21. Self righteous, arrogant Packer fans. They act like they are above the rules and whine just like their favorite players on the field. Sorry you had to deal with them this week Panther fans…..at least you are not in the same division and have to put up with them all season……it stinks!

  22. The Panthers should compensate this guy for the loss of his banner. I suggest that said compensation be in the form of one-way bus tickets back to Green Bay!

  23. Was it affixed?

    They said he ripped it out of their hands

    I’d apologize if I were the panthers

    There is some better way to handle things than the way their QB did

  24. “We thought he was going to sign our banner.”

    So to be clear, he expected Cam to pull a TO and drag a sharpie out of his sock to sign a pro-Packers banner?

    #SureYaDid

  25. Good for Cam! I’m tired of Bank of America Stadium feeling like an away game. This guy also had the audacity to for a police report claiming it was stolen.
    #1 -He should’ve read the rules of the stadium
    #2 – It was confiscated, not stolen
    #3 – He WAY overpaid for the banner

  26. You weren’t allowed to have the banner in the first place. Get over it. Sheesh, no one wants to take responsibility for their own actions anymore.

  27. That is why Cam is a classless QB and is very immature. Why didn’t security ask the fan to remove the banner.
    Stop acting like your some hero protecting the homeland,these fans pay good money to watch you play a kids game, show some respect.
    Cam is a good QB he will never be great until he grows up. Respect the fans.

  28. Hey Mike from Fayetteville – How about you quit being a jacking jackwad and shove your sign where the sun don’t shine?

    I think it’s great that Cam ripped your sign down!

  29. No team is going to let you hang a banner of the opposing team in their house. Settle down….it is not about you & your grandkids.

  30. Cam was in the right here rules also say any member of panthers organization has the right to remove such banners. Good luck trying to get your $500 back for your overpriced sign. Hopefully you learn your lesson and stay home next time packers come to town.

  31. How about Peppers trying to keep Cam from giving the ball to a child, like he does after ever TD? Stay classy Julius.

  32. LOL @ the cheesehead idiot (veteran or not) thinking that Cam is coming to sign the banner! I am glad Cam did it and I love the passion he has to protect his house. However, since it is the stadium policy, the banner should have never been allowed to be brought inside in the first place, and Cam shouldn’t have to deal with that type of nonsense.

  33. If I bring $500 worth of contraband food and drink into an NFL stadium and don’t get to enjoy it, that is completely my fault for not respecting the rules of the premises. A banner supporting the Packers was forbidden per stadium policy and it makes it that much funnier that it was confiscated by Cam Newton instead of a security guard before Newton proceeded to shred their favorite team.

  34. LOL, I’d love to see what this $500 banner looks like. Was it signed by Rodgers and Brett Favre too?

  35. So let me get this straight….this guy was able to bring in a huge banner that wasn’t stadium legal and last Monday night 2 people were able to smuggle a huge protest banner and rappelling equipment into the stadium? Pretty safe to assume the Panthers need to take a long hard look at their security team.

  36. Delusional fan suffering from false entitlement breaks a rule then seriously demands compensation. Pretty much sums up the state of our country. SMH

  37. Bad reporting. It sounds like the banner is perfectly within the rules as long as they were holding it and not hanging it on the wall, which they were. In any case, it’s still illegal for Cam to just destroy someone else’s property. It’s really just a sad statement on his maturity level that he got bent out of shape about it in the first place.

  38. Cam will be hearing from the league office this week. You cant remove paraphernalia of the NFL’s favorite franchise no matter where it’s hung.

  39. Hahaha! Typical smug Packer fan thinking he is privileged enough to waltz into the Panthers Bank of America Stadium to get his fat cheese head face on camera, ignoring the rules/policy. Cant stop laughing about how butt hurt this idiot is and that Cam ripped it down!! Class act Cam. Plus wasting 500.00 on a sign? Dumb A>>……

  40. douche move….”protect this house?” Please. What are you, twelve years old? You get paid millions of dollars to play a kids game, and you’re going to pull this on the regular folks who probably saved for six months to be able to come to one game….the same folks who are paying YOUR salary?

    OK, if the banner was illegal, someone from the stadium would have told them to take it down, but it would still be theirs. But he came and snatched it without a word…yeah, nice professional athlete there. I would absolutely press the issue. Cam wasn’t enforcing stadium rules, he took something that belongs to someone else.

    Not the first time he’s done that, or else he might not have gotten kicked out of UF.

  41. There’s a big difference between “illegal” and “against policy.”

    I hope the team buys these Cheeseheads a new Panthers banner, and has the whole team sign it, with a big 37-29 and November 8, 2015 on it.

  42. Will you listen to this butt-hurt clown?

    He hangs a banner of the visiting team, and when the home team QB rips it down he says, “I was just shocked, shocked.”

    “…we wanted our grandkids to see us on TV.” So being seen on TV is important to you? Does that mean I am right in assuming you are the guy yelling “GET IN THE HOLE!!!!!!!” when a golfer hits a tee shot on a par 5, or that you are the one standing behind a TV reporter doing jumping jacks so the camera will notice you, or when you’re in a stadium and you see a camera nearby, you pull out your phone and call some of your other butt-hurt friends to tell them, “TURN ON THE GAME!!!!! I’M ON TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    “Dobs… threatened to take further action against the Panthers if they don’t make it right in 48 hours.” So you’re another loser that thinks that if anything bad happens, you should get money for it.

    You, sir, are a total disgrace you your uniform, and all the other military people who serve in the military because they honor and want to protect their country, rather than people like you who want to be made a celebrity for it.

  43. Bush league where? Smh you ppl just want somebody to join you in misery deal with reality is cam is a damn good QB ( who is black) and his team beat your great white hope pack…go to rooms and cry

  44. Understand that if a Packer fan is willing to spend $250 for a piece of toilet tissue declaring him an “owner” of the team, it’s believable that they would spend $500 for a plastic banner. To other NFL fans, you truly need to live in Wisconsin (god forbid) or at least visit (lesser of two evils) to even begin to analyze the limited mentality of a Packer fan.

  45. itsunclepauley……you’re whole statement is pointless and intellectually dishonest….there is no if it was illegal. If you can’t admit the truth in your comment, it’s totally worthless.

  46. Good lord. If that sign got hung up in Philly, Oakland or many other stadiums, not only would you have lost your sign, you might have gotten your a** beat.

    This would have been a non story if anybody else takes that sign down and tears it up.

    Here is a tip. Don’t go hanging banners in other team’s stadiums. If you are stupid enough to do it, then whatever happens is on you.

  47. Not sure why the team’s star QB feels a need to do the security people’s jobs. Maybe he should stay focused on what happens on the field.

  48. fjw2 says:
    Nov 9, 2015 10:52 AM

    Not sure why the team’s star QB feels a need to do the security people’s jobs. Maybe he should stay focused on what happens on the field.
    _______

    He was focused enough to beat the Packers. I guess it doesn’t take too much concentration.

  49. Cam was in the wrong here. I mean, would he rip a banner out of Jerry Richardsons’ hands, or Jerry Jones, or Dan Rooney? Of course not. I’m sure this fan ponied up his hard-earned $250 to buy a part of the team, as well I’m sure this fan is integral to the success of the organization. He should be treated just like the other billionaire owners – he owns an expensive piece of paper.

  50. As a Packer fan, I have no problem with the taking down of the banner. I just think the team is making this appear “right” because they have a policy against it. Why wasn’t the fan made aware of this policy and give him/her a chance to remove it themselves? Will all visiting team’s banner be removed in the same fashion – by players trying to hype their fans/teammates?

    I think that either way, whether Packers won or lost, the fan would still be upset this the banner was taken down without letting him know of the policy and then not returning it but instead tossing it out.

    And no, I’m not another crybaby Packer fan. I think this is just another thing that leads players to think they are not subject to certain disciplinary actions because of who they are.

  51. This is much ado about nothing and whipped into a frenzy by the media. A tempest in a tea pot. Nothing more…nothing less. Get over it.

  52. Wonder what would happen if a fan snatched a helmet? Obvious response is he would probably get murdered. Funny how that works. Spent thousands of dollars on a night out and gets his property stolen by an employee. Everyone here is all “He deserves it” and suddenly these over-sized man children are getting away with all kinds of bad/illegal behavior. These entertainers are out of hand and we only have ourselves to blame. – Florida Gators backup quarterback Cameron Newton was charged with stealing another student’s laptop computer after being arrested Friday. – Millionaire and he’s still stealing… give this man more money, he’s something for Carolina to be proud of.

  53. This guy probably has lots of messages on his answering machine fron Brooklyn-based bridge salesmen….

  54. However, if I were the Panthers I would offer the Packer fan half the value of his sign in the form of discounts off of Panther tickets or gear.

  55. I wish he’d have called me, I would have made him the banner for only $400!

    I think all true fans can respect a player standing up for his team in their house.

  56. xxlsurgelxx says:
    Nov 9, 2015 1:30 PM
    Wonder what would happen if a fan snatched a helmet? Obvious response is he would probably get murdered. Funny how that works. Spent thousands of dollars on a night out and gets his property stolen by an employee. Everyone here is all “He deserves it” and suddenly these over-sized man children are getting away with all kinds of bad/illegal behavior. These entertainers are out of hand and we only have ourselves to blame. – Florida Gators backup quarterback Cameron Newton was charged with stealing another student’s laptop computer after being arrested Friday. – Millionaire and he’s still stealing… give this man more money, he’s something for Carolina to be proud of.
    ———————-
    Thousands of dollars on a night out? How much are tickets to a Panthers game? Did he buy season tickets to watch one game? Buy beer for the entire stadium? And get off the soap box, Cam didn’t kidnap this guys kids, he took a banner down.

  57. Packers fan here that was at the game yesterday.
    What kind of doofus brings an opposing team banner in a stadium and expect it NOT to get ripped off.
    This guy should be embarrassed for making Packer fans look whiney.

  58. Shouldn’t the headline for this story read something more like:

    “Packers Fan Does Something Really Stupid at Panthers Game and Contemplates Doubling Down on That Stupidity in Court”

  59. purplengold says:
    Nov 9, 2015 6:37 AM
    Self-centered people who cry for attention are best ignored.
    ——————————————————————-
    Such as Cam Newton

  60. I like how everyone takes one fan like this and uses him as grounds to generalize an entire fan base.

  61. Pretty telling to read through the comments on this thread and realize how petty and childish lots of NFL fans can be. Not a fan of either team, but most of these comments approach the emotional level of a third-grader.

  62. We got team owners in bed with brokerage ticket resales for travel packages to opposing teams. It is good to see any form of preserving home field advantage.

  63. If Aron Rodgers did this at Lambow (dont care how you spell it) his 200 publisists and reporters on his payroll would be whipping up another Aron is a folk hero article.
    Just an observation about the game. The Packers were about to self destruct last night, if not for some bogus calls by the NFL refs to keep the game close they would have looked like Trestmans Bears. Surprised FOX showed Haha calling out Peppers, dont blame him, Peppers will loaf at times. ( Seahawks 2 point conversion last year is an example).
    Cobb was only open because of an illegal pick btw

  64. Darin Gantt,
    Better check your facts Darin.
    The fan had gotten permission to hang the banner from the stadium officials prior to the game.

  65. Kind of a BS policy if you ask me. If they aren’t going to grant visitor fans the same rights as others, they should at least discount their ticket, even if it’s 50 cents.

  66. His nickname isn’t scam newton for nothing. He’s an arrogant self centered jerk who needs to put a towel back over his egotistical head!

  67. If the dude is dumb enough to pay $500 for a banner, that means only one thing: the dude is dumb enough to pay $500 for a banner.

    King – this case is closed.

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