Richard Sherman's Seahawks beat Cam Newton's Panthers, 13-9, in Week 8. Newton completed 54.5 percent of his passes for 171 yards. So when a tweet from Newton's Twitter account appeared to call out Sherman, something didn't add up.
According to the Panthers, though, Newton's account was hacked.
Cam Newton's twitter account has been hacked, we're currently working to resolve the issue.— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) November 18, 2014
Usually, saying an account is hacked is just an easy way to escape criticism, but it seems like Newton's account may have actually been compromised.
Newton's feed was filled with a whole bunch of dumb things only some idiotic hacker would think to post.
The tweets were all deleted and Newton eventually regained control of his account.
Now he can go back to tweeting advertisements.
UPDATE: The hacker is back.
The hacker hijacked Newton's account again later Tuesday and posted, among other things, a link to a terrible rap song.
The Panthers say they're on it.
UPDATE No. 2: Some time after 6:15 Tuesday evening, Newton's account was suspended, ending the hacker's joyride.
- Dan Gartland