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

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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 “great discussion” with Goodell on Tuesday and feels good about the possibility that referees will keep a closer eye on him while he’s passing to make sure opposing players aren’t getting away with roughing him, as Arizona’s Calais Campbell did on Sunday.

“I got my point across, he got his point across,” Newton said. “We’ll see Sunday and moving forward.”

Newton said he realizes that when he runs, opposing players are allowed to hit him like he’s a running back. But he believes that he’s not getting the same protection as other quarterbacks when he’s throwing.

“In the pocket, that’s all I’m asking for,” Newton said.

All eyes will be on Newton on Sunday, when we see whether the officials give him more protection than he got last week.

52 responses to “Cam Newton says he had “great discussion” with Roger Goodell

  1. Here’s the agreement…Goodell promises that officials will officiate Cam just as any other QB. In exchange, Cam agrees to stop dressing like a fool for post game interviews.

  2. Comments here will talk down on cam, but he’s not wrong about some of the illegal hits he’s taken. Talking to Goodell was the right move, no matter what you think of either of them.

  3. Actually, I would say that it is precisely those feathered hats that got him the special treatment in the first place, and that more QBs should try it. Looking at you Mr. Flacco.

  4. Was his discussion with Goodell over the phone or was it in person with him wearing the same Halloween outfit he wore at Sunday’s post game press conference? Otherwise, how can he be taken seriously?

  5. Next, Cam needs to call Craig Sager to get advice on how to dress like an insane person and get away with it.

  6. “In the pocket, that’s all I’m asking for,” Newton said.

    Funny that this has been Cam’s position from the start, yet that point was lost on all the geniuses here who wanna bring up his running plays to fit their own narrative.

  7. Cam…..play the game……why is it you never came clean on the lack of effort to recover your own fumble in the super bowl???

    You have a lot of spunk for a punk.

  8. It’s funny, when Brady torn up his knee, not a damn soul said “Hey that’s the breaks….that’s football, Man up Brady.”
    No, the NFL and it’s minions in the media moved heaven and earth to change the rules.
    When Farve got the hell beat out of him, not a damn soul said “Hey that’s the breaks….that’s football, Man up Farve.”
    No, coaches were suspended.
    Cam Newton has been taken illegal hits and head shots ALL year with no flags.
    If the Panthers defense could tee off on opposing QB’s like Cam gets hit we’d be unbeaten, makes you wonder about the integrity of the game.

  9. Get ready for those phantom calls. He is doing this because he cannot get the offense to move the ball on obvious passing downs and any touch by a defender will get automatic first down. Drew Brees (5 foot tiny)was picked up and body slammed with no roughing the passer call and didn’t cry about it. Just got up and threw another strike the next play. Every time Cam goes to the ground he puts his hands up asking for a call, watch, it is every time.

  10. Cam: Mr. Goodell, Sir, I’m sure you’ve heard why I wanted to talk to you…. I’m scared out there on the field and I don’t feel safe… I’m not having fun anymore because defense are stopping me and I didn’t think they could… Now my team is suffering for it… Can you help me with the refs?

    Goodell: OK Cam, you say you don’t feel safe and are not having fun?

    Cam: that is correct!

    Goodell: this is a man’s game so my best advice is for you to retire!

    Cam : nah, I’m good… I’ll tell everyone this went well!

    Goodell: you know what they say, “keep your head on a swivel out there!”

    Cam: yes Sir!

  11. Not his place to do this. He should focus his crying to the NFLPA and let them get the explanation. The NFLPA represents ALL players not just those dressed in clown costumes.

  12. With RGIII out Newton has the most fragile ego in the league.

    He sure thinks he’s something when the Panthers are winning, but whines incessantly after losses, ripped that opposing fan’s banner down last year because his fragile little mind couldn’t take it.

    After the most cowardly play in Super Bowl history he’s not been the same and I don’t think he’ll ever recover from that failure.

  13. so is it now that when it’s a passing play and he is “in the pocket” he isn’t allowed to then take off running and sit there and take a sack like a big boy??

  14. An anonymous Secret Service agent stated, on the grounds of confidentiality, that Newton did try to teach Roger how to dab and Roger wanted no part of it.

  15. riekki says:
    Nov 2, 2016 3:32 PM
    It’s funny, when Brady torn up his knee, not a damn soul said “Hey that’s the breaks….that’s football, Man up Brady.”
    No, the NFL and it’s minions in the media moved heaven and earth to change the rules.
    ———
    That was Carson Palmer. They changed the rules in 2005. Brady wasn’t injured until 2008.

    Feel free to goggle Carson Palmer rule.

  16. The Rams will be called for a late hit before the game starts. Also, the NFL will fine a Ram for looking at Cam the wrong way.

  17. Refs do allow larger QBs to take more abuse. Guys like Big Ben, Cam, Favre, are held to a different standard because they’re larger than the average quarterback. It’s unfair, but anyone who claims it isn’t happening is lying.

  18. It seems like I’m in the minority when it comes to thinking Cam has a legitimate gripe about illegal hits, but good lord, some of these comments are pretty hilarious and on-point.

  19. “If the Panthers defense could tee off on opposing QB’s like Cam gets hit we’d be unbeaten”

    So, this is the reason why the Panther’s are losing this year?

  20. The tv ratings will really go down if we don’t get to see Scam take some abuse. Roger will ignore your crying request.

  21. I can’t stand Goodell. But I hope he manned up and said, “Wait a minute Cam, you said you weren’t having fun during Superbowl week last year. And that was before you developed this fear of the game that seemed to have exposed itself during the Superbowl. So no, I will not give you special treatment. So my answer is you are not allowed to wear the cleats you got that claims you were Superbowl 50 MVP.”

  22. Cam Flys to NYC talks to Roger and BA! Calais Campbell gets fined for a low hit! What a joke of a player and a football league! I bet Cam was the kid who hid his paper in class and told on kids to the teacher

  23. I guess being the face of Greek yogurt gets you an appointment with Roger. If this clown was not plastered on all of NFL sponsors, he would be told to take a hike.
    He should not have even been dignified with a meeting. Maybe Roger needed some of that yogurt because he is constipated. Though the Broncos were borderline assaulting him. He does bring it upon himself with his look at me attitude. Now he can say..look at me getting hit.

  24. I thought Cam was a part of NFLPA, so how does he get a sit down with out a rep present? Cam has no class the only thing he cares about is himself.

  25. I started watching the NFL in the early 90s and I can’t imagine any of those QBS demanding a sit down with the league in order to whine about getting hit…
    I realize it just can’t be that way anymore but I’m becoming less and less a fan as the years go by.

  26. @ saintdatazz says:
    Nov 2, 2016 3:33 PM
    Get ready for those phantom calls. He is doing this because he cannot get the offense to move the ball on obvious passing downs and any touch by a defender will get automatic first down. Drew Brees (5 foot tiny)was picked up and body slammed with no roughing the passer call and didn’t cry about it. Just got up and threw another strike the next play. Every time Cam goes to the ground he puts his hands up asking for a call, watch, it is every time.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Really? Drew never begs for a call…umm..
    ok

  27. By the time you read this, Cam will be hiding his head under a towel, and he’ll be walking out of a press conference because the questions were impossible to answer while he was sobbing.

  28. cam is getting the michael vick treatment.

    if you watch the refs carefully some conveniently turn their head and look away from cam at the point of impact.

    so they can maintain plausible deniability.

    cam has the respect of no one, exactly the same way aaron rodgers wouldn’t, if he did the dorky belt thing between first downs, and then cried at pressers when they lost.

    no to mention cam used a nationally televised commercial /ad campaign, to defend josh norman’s bigotry, and in the state of north carolina to boot.

    it is dangerous though, to get illegally hit so much, but then again cam is getting to see what happens when the public, the media, the refs, his peers, do not like him.

  29. Guy takes a shot to the legs, it’s not called, becomes a leading story all week. Refs throw on multiple failed Saint 3rd downs, flags that replay shows fouls didn’t even occur….which extended otherwise punts….not a thing mentioned. Nothing

  30. I would bet that none of the “geniuses” spouting their dismissive opinions about Newton’s claims saw the Carolina-Denver game this year. It just sucks that Brandon Marshall & company will have gotten away with all those helmet-helmet hits while we can be sure the “impartial” refs will penalize Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin for looking at Newton the wrong way.

  31. Thanks Cam for being the first to meet with the commissioner and stand up for the protection of not only yourself but other QB’s in the league!!!
    Stand up for what you believe in! Let it continue to ticked off the majority! I love it!!!!!!
    🙂

  32. Just like an Oscar. Now every time he gets a flag I’ll wonder if it was diserved or because he cried about it so now gets one or ten every game.

  33. rconatser1 says:
    Nov 2, 2016 4:21 PM
    Refs do allow larger QBs to take more abuse. Guys like Big Ben, Cam, Favre, are held to a different standard because they’re larger than the average quarterback. It’s unfair, but anyone who claims it isn’t happening is lying.
    ======================================
    While I don’t disagree, let’s not forget that Big Ben and Favre were fully matured, grown men.

  34. So Cam feels unsafe on the football field, but feels fine riding a two wheeled motor vehicle on the street with no helmet? Sure. Makes sense to me…

  35. artvan15 says:
    Nov 2, 2016 5:08 PM
    The tv ratings will really go down if we don’t get to see Scam take some abuse. Roger will ignore your crying request.
    =======================================
    Usually the NFL televises the better teams more often in prime time. After next Sunday night, that’ll be 4 times this year for Denver. Not the case for CAR. I wonder why?

  36. goodell is being a politician is all. Tough on Brady and runs to talk to cam…

    goodell is just a 100% fraud! Hes hilary clinton!

    man, guys like roger goodell are what make america just $uck

    Tagliabue has got to just watch this guy and shake his head

    savethenfl-fire roger goodell

  37. “I had a great concussion with Godger Rodell. There were three of him and lots of sparklies. I chased a laser beam for awhile, and when I caught it, we all had a good laugh.”

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