Cam Newton Addresses Post-Super Bowl Conference: “I’m a Sore Loser”

By Staff  |  02/10/2016

Cam Newton

Following the Carolina Panthers' disappointing loss at Super Bowl 50, quarterback Cam Newton walked out of the post-game press conference... but a couple days later, he finally addressed the media.

While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, as players cleaned out their lockers, Cam admitted he's a "sore loser", as he addressed the way he handled himself with the media after Sunday's loss to Denver.

"I've been on record to say I'm a sore loser," he said. "Who likes to lose? You show me a good loser and I'm going to show you a loser. It's not a popularity contest. I'm here to win football games."

"I know who I am and I'm not about to conform nor bend for anybody's expectations because your or anybody else's expectations will never exceed mine," he added.

In his previous four seasons, he declined to speak with media on exit day, but said he felt compelled to on Tuesday amid criticism.

"It happened," said Cam. "I didn't want to talk to the media at the time. The truth of the matter is I really still don't want to talk to the media. But at the end of the day, things have to happen.

"I had a lot of time to go back and play everything back. I'm human. I never once said that I was perfect. I never proclaimed that I was perfect, but at the end of the day, people pick and do things of that sort."

What do you think of Cam's post-game antics?