Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts during his postgame press conference after the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers with a score of 24 to 10 to win Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

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Some say the elite quarterback behaved childishly post Super Bowl, but he will be the first to admit that he's a "sore loser."

Lauren Porter
Feb, 10, 2016

Losing is never fun, just ask Cam Newton.

Following a crushing 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, the Carolina Panthers QB abruptly exited a post-game press conference with reporters. Now he's addressing critics who say he was merely acting childish, ESPN reports.

Cam Newton Shuts Down Haters: ‘I Don’t Think I Should be Labeled Just a Black Quarterback’

"I'm human," Newton told reporters on Tuesday. "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."

Newton said that his behavior was indeed a reflection of a character flaw he has admitted to exhibiting in the past, and attributes it to how he handled himself on Sunday. 

"I've been on record to say I'm a sore loser. 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.''

While Cam didn't win the big game, he was recently crowned the NFL MVP for the 2015-2016 season and that is something worth celebrating.