Cam Newton’s celebrations are in midseason form, which was an issue for the Panthers on Thursday night.
During the first quarter of Carolina’s preseason opener against the Ravens, linebacker A.J. Klein had a 95-yard touchdown return wiped out because Newton got a bit too excited.
The sixth-year signalcaller ran out on the field as the play was going on, and was called for illegal substitution as a result. This is one of the penalties the league office will make a point of enforcing more this season.
“I just got too excited,” Newton told reporters after the Panthers fell, 22-19. “I was hoping they would give a warning.”
Cam still hasn’t been penalized for dabbing. Yet.
– Kenny Ducey