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.
“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.