Cam Newton: There’s no need for me to talk about Kelvin Benjamin

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is declining to get into a war of words with his former teammate Kelvin Benjamin.

Benjamin, now with the Bills, criticized Newton in an interview that was published shortly before the Bills and Panthers met in the preseason. That led Newton to confront Benjamin on the field during pregame warmups. But Newton has stayed quiet about Benjamin publicly.

“There’s no need for me to talk about it. I’m in a lose-lose with that. But I wish him the best,” Newton said of Benjamin on Friday night.

Newton is smart to take the high road. After Benjamin bad-mouthed him, Newton attempted to address whatever issue they had face-to-face. But there’s no need to engage in a back-and-forth publicly with Benjamin.

34 responses to “Cam Newton: There’s no need for me to talk about Kelvin Benjamin

  1. I still can’t get over the way he shoo shoo shooed his teammate away so he talk, and if you look at the teammates face as he grants Cam his wish it’s the look of distan !

  2. “I’m not worried about Kelvin Benjamin. I’m not even thinking about Kelvin Benjamin. Who cares about Kelvin Benjamin. I’m focused on us not Kelvin Benjamin. You’ll never here me say Kelvin Benjamin again. Kelvin Benjamin.” said Cam.

  3. There are a number of guys who all they do is talk smack 24×7. I wonder if they will ever realize how childish it makes them seem. Benjamin fits that mold.

    Note: I’m not a Panthers fan nor am I a fan of Newton’s antics at times. However, Newton is 100% right here. Why engage in a battle of words with an idiot.

  4. Don’t blame Cam if this story lingers. It is the airheads in the media that like to keep kicking dead horses like this one. The story is done. Both players seem to be doing well on their respective teams.

  5. All Benjamin had to do when Cam was talking to him was toss a football on the ground and Cam would have immediately ran for the locker room in a panic.

  6. I gather two things from the comments. 1. Many of you dont realize that player statements are responses to reporters questions and not part of some on going monologue they have. That’s what Twitter is for. 2. Cam jumped away from a fumble recovery and 3 seconds later jumped on the next recovery opportunity.

  7. “True Cam, however we should talk about why you didn’t try to recover your own fumble late in the 4th qtr of SB 50, that’s a lot more important!”

    And maybe we should also talk about why you can’t ever let this go? Ever made a mistake in your life? Does everyone in your life throw it back in your face at every turn? Pathetic.

  8. webofbelief says:
    August 18, 2018 at 1:33 pm
    “True Cam, however we should talk about why you didn’t try to recover your own fumble late in the 4th qtr of SB 50, that’s a lot more important!”

    And maybe we should also talk about why you can’t ever let this go? Ever made a mistake in your life? Does everyone in your life throw it back in your face at every turn? Pathetic.

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    It’s called a “defining moment”…..it shows one’s true character and it never goes away.

  9. Kelvin Benjamin, he a First Round Bust! – so say your 2014 NFL Draft 1st Round Peers: Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, OBJ and Brandin Cooks, son. You cane’t make no Pro Bowl and/or be league MVP, like Cam(eron) Newton aka”AceBoogie” aka Superman, playin’ Tiddlywinks, son.

    “Shame on you, ’Benji’!”- AceBoogie

  10. You haters need to stop talking about Cam not picking up his fumble in the Superbowl. The ball was at his feet and if he tried to pick it up, one of Denvers D-lineman could have took out his knees. We all know what happened to RG3. Cam just protected himself like any great QB would do.

  11. When you put everything in perspective, the Superbowl is just one game. Even if Cam picked up that fumble in the Superbowl, it still wouldn’t have guaranteed that we would have won. Our offense wasnt doing anything that day. At least Cam is healthy and we are contenders every year

  12. “camsbiggestfan says:
    August 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm
    When you put everything in perspective, the Superbowl is just one game. Even if Cam picked up that fumble in the Superbowl, it still wouldn’t have guaranteed that we would have won. Our offense wasnt doing anything that day. At least Cam is healthy and we are contenders every year”

    Even if Cam had recovered the football (BTW with the way in bounced he never had a chance), they still very likely lost the game. Cam was sacked on third down with 4 mins left, they were going to have to punt and force a Broncos punt, get the ball back and then drive the length of the field to win in a situation where the Panthers really had nothing going for the majority of the second half.

  13. Newton is smart to take the high road. After Benjamin bad-mouthed him, Newton attempted to address whatever issue they had face-to-face.
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    It may have been face to face, but it was directly in front of the cameras. I think cam could have handled that in a quieter setting. And I didn’t think it was right for him to just shoe away Thomas Davis like he’s some little kid that he’s excusing. I think davis took the high road in that sutuation.

  14. If Benjamin was white, and made these exact same comments. Cammie would call him a racist and the media would be tearing Benjamin apart. Screamin A Smith would be wailing on the air about this for days. CNN would be covering it.

  15. thermanmerman99 says:
    August 18, 2018 at 5:31 pm
    If Benjamin was white, and made these exact same comments. Cammie would call him a racist and the media would be tearing Benjamin apart. Screamin A Smith would be wailing on the air about this for days. CNN would be covering it
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    But it’s not that situation. It’s just you playing the poor me card.

  16. Me playing the race card? Bwaaahahahahahahahhaab! A white male playing the race card you say? Is this even a possibility in any way on the planet you live on? Id have better odds of winning the Powerball 5 times in a row then being able to play the “race card” like other privileged groups are able to do

  17. Cam should’ve at least tried for the ball. Recovering the ball meant Carolina still had a chance, in a one score game, even if it was a slim one. Denver recovering and converting their opportunity on the shortest of fields hammered the last nail into the coffin.

    That being said, I don’t see why it has to be brought up in every single Cam Newton story.

  18. Of course Panther apologists dont want to talk about the play when their hero, NFL MVP and self-annoited Superman jumped away from a live fumble in the SUPER BOWL, but that play will never go away. It is Newts legacy.

  19. thermanmerman99 says:
    August 18, 2018 at 7:05 pm
    Me playing the race card? Bwaaahahahahahahahhaab! A white male playing the race card you say? Is this even a possibility in any way on the planet you live on? Id have better odds of winning the Powerball 5 times in a row then being able to play the “race card” like other privileged groups are able to do
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    I liked how you said I used the race card when I didn’t and then you follow that up with putting quotation marks around “race card” when, again, I didn’t say race card. I said the poor me card. And from your follow up post, I think you proved my point. It’s like you’re upset that society doesn’t allow you to publicly insult black people. I just don’t get why 2 black guys bickering makes you sit there and wonder why a white guy can’t make those same comments. It’s like if I saw 2 women fighting eachother, my first thought wouldn’t be to sit there and say, “if I were to hit her, all of these people would be throwing a fit and mad at me but yet it’s ok for another woman to hit her?” Weird analogy but it makes sense to me.

  20. “if I were to hit her, all of these people would be throwing a fit and mad at me but yet it’s ok for another woman to hit her?”

    But that doesn’t mean it is right that the women hit each other either. I get your analogy, but it dismisses the fact that we ‘allow’ behavior from some that others are banned from. That makes people feel like there is and always will be this ‘double standard’. However, you are correct in that race should not be an issue in most conversations, and this is a perfect one. Race has nothing to do with it. So both sides need to just stop with that and both sides need to be treated the same with regards to words and actions. And when race is not an issue, it should never ever be brought up to make it one. That is half the problem with this country and this problem, everything somehow comes down to race now, when 98% of the time, race is irrelevant.

  21. So many of these comments are are coming from fans who know little about the Panthers or Cam Newton and don’t wish tonight Kelvin Benjamin showed up for every single training camp he had with the Panthers at 280 lbs and severely out-of-state the only reason why he stayed with the Panthers as long as he did is because David gettleman refuse to cut him release him or suspended yes Cam Newton has accuracy issues and always will but I wonder why so many football fans hate him is it because he smiles and acts like he’s having fun or is it because he’s black is it because beats their team what do the fans like it or not if out of the blue Cam Newton became available most teams in the NFL would be standing in line to get him

  22. If these comments were coming from a true #1 elite WR would be one thing but from the likes of KB? Cam is right move on nothing else to talk about other than his MVP title that KB will never achieve!!

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