Carolina Panthers quarterback and reigning NFL MVP, Cam Newton, will be the first person to tell you that he doesn’t take losing well, and he doesn’t plan on changing anytime soon.
“I’m on record as being a sore loser. I hate losing. Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser,” were Cam’s sentiments as players were cleaning out their lockers on Tuesday to head home for the year.
Newton also went on to say, “If I offended anyone, that’s cool.” And that’s just the way it’s gonna be.
“I’ve got no more tears to cry. I’ve obviously had a lot of time to think about it. I’ve seen so much blown out of proportion.”
Newton is referring to his decision to get up and walk out of his post-Super Bowl press conference, not his team’s performance on the field.
“At the end of the day, when you invest so much time and sacrifice so much and things don’t go as planned, the emotions take over. That’s what happens. As far as trying to be like this person, trying to be like that person … the truth of the matter is I’m not trying to be like this person. This is a great league with or without me. I am my own person. I said it since day one. I am who I am. I know what I’m capable of and I know where I’m going. I don’t have to conform to anybody else’s wants for me to do. I’m not that guy.”
While Newton will likely be the object of much criticism for quite a while. There’s little doubt about his motivation.
“We will be back. I mean that.”