Carolina Panthers,’ Cam Newton answers questions after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, Calif. on Feb. 7, 2016.
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By Sports Illustrated
February 8, 2016

“I know you’re disappointed, not just for yourself but for your teammates. Because you guys talked about how you’re a band of brothers coming in, and this has to be really tough for everyone involved.”

Cam Newton, sporting a hoodie tight as seeming insulation from prying eyes, and slouching dismissively, opened his Super Bowl 50 postgame press conference with a pouting silence in response to questions about Denver’s defense.

And upon hearing that statement, Newton walked off the podium—but not before putting together a single paragraph for the media throng.

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