The Carolina Panthers fell to 1-5 after losing to the New Orleans Saints, 41-38, on Sunday afternoon. Quarterback Cam Newton clearly didn’t feel like talking about it.
Newton bailed on his postgame press conference in similar fashion to last year’s Super Bowl presser. In fact, Sunday’s media session was 59 seconds shorter than his controversial Super Bowl conference, according to the Charlotte Observer’s Scott Fowler.
ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported that Newton replied to two questions by saying “Next question,” before leaving the podium altogether while the third inquiry was being asked.
This isn’t a great look for Newton, who was harshly criticized after blowing off the media following last year’s Super Bowl loss. Newton left that presser after overhearing Denver Broncos defensive back Chris Harris talking about him while both were meeting with the media. This time around, Newton was alone in the media room at the Superdome.
Carolina is now in serious risk of missing the playoffs after winning the NFC last season. Newton and the Panthers will have plenty of work to do over their bye week before hosting the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 30.