|12-06-2012, 10:25 PM||#1|
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Panthers QB Cam Newton’s Attitude Didn’t Win Him Any Friends At The Pro Bowl
it's highly unusual for a quarterback to feel a constant pass rush in a Pro Bowl game -- everybody understand that it's an exhibition, and the focus is on making sure nobody gets hurt. But many AFC defenders, including Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, went out of their way to give Panthers rookie QB Cam Newton some serious hazing in the pocket.
And as Prisco now reveals, the source of that pressure was the fact that the AFC players were seriously underwhelmed with Newton's attitude.
"He was a total [expletive]," one AFC player told Prisco. "Who did he think he was? He acted like the big [expletive]. Here he was at his first game and he acted like he was the star. Guys didn't like that."
Various players told Prisco that Newton refused one player's request for an autograph and picture for his children at a pre-game function, and that at one point, Newton somehow "dissed" Ray Lewis.
"That's the godfather there," one player told Prisco. "Can you believe he did that?"
One NFC player who was on the field with Newton said that he was very surprised at the level of heat the opposition was bringing.
"He's a young guy and learning, but he better change," the player said. "They started rushing him. We were like, 'what are they doing? This is the Pro Bowl.' They didn't attempt that with the other guys. They went after him. He better learn soon. You don't want to go out there and get hurt at the Pro Bowl."
Source: Yahoo! Sports
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