Panthers quarterback Cam Newton walked out of his post-game interview after the Panthers’ 24–10 Super Bowl loss to the Broncos.
Before abruptly standing up and walking away from the podium, Newton dodged reporters’ questions, saying nothing was memorable about the game. He offered only short answers to questions, repeating that Carolina was simply outplayed.
“They just played better than us. I don’t know what you want me to say. They made better plays than us, and that’s what it came down to. We had our opportunities, it wasn’t anything special that we did.”
Just before he walked away, Newton seemed to get upset after overhearing a Broncos player doing interview.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. could be heard saying that the game plan was to force Newton to throw the ball.
Newton struggled in the game against Denver’s intimidating pass rush. He was sacked six times, fumbled twice and threw an interception. He finished completing 18 of 41 passes for 265 yards with no touchdowns, and ran six times for 45 yards.
The Panthers went 15–1 in the regular season, and Sunday marked just their second loss of a dominant overall campaign.
Newton was named the NFL’s 2015 MVP on Saturday.