SANTA CLARA, Calif. (WNCN) – Cam Newton had a rough Super Bowl Sunday night, and he was in no rush to talk about it with the media after the games – leaving the media area abruptly after a short interview.
Speaking to the press in the back area of the stadium after the game, Newton looked dejected and disappointed and had little to say.
“They just played better than us. I don’t know what you want me to say,” Newton said. “They made more plays than us and that’s what I came down to.
“We had our opportunities. It wasn’t anything special that they did. We dropped balls, we turned the ball over, we gave up sacks, errant passes.”
When a reporter asked about a key fumble in the fourth quarter, Newton shrugged and said, “I don’t know.”
He answered other questions with a simple “No,” or said, “We lost.”
And after a little more than two minutes, that was it – Newton got up and suddenly left.
At Super Bowls, players on both teams – winners and losers – generally stay longer to answer media questions. One of the most famous, and gracious, moments came when Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood patiently answered a barrage of questions after his missed field goal cost the Bills the game against the New York Giants.