February 09, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Cam Newton: 'Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser'
Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton made no apologies for sulking after losing to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, acknowledging he's a "sore loser." Newton walked out of his press conference after the game and gave short, terse answers. He may have done so because he could overhear Broncos cornerback Chris Harris discussing how the Panthers couldn't throw on the Denver secondary. "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser," Newton said. Newton said if he caused offense, "That's cool." Newton said he won't change. "I don't have to conform, I'm not that guy," Newton said. "This is a great league with or without me. I am my own person." Newton also defended himself for not diving to try to recover his fumble in the fourth quarter that eventually was recovered by the Broncos. Denver went on to score a touchdown to put the game out of reach. He said that he would have risked injury by diving as it would have meant he would have had to twist his leg in an awkward direction. Newton said that if he had thrown an interception and not tried to make the tackle to avoid an injury he likely would have not heard any complaints. "We didn't lose that game because of that fumble," Newton said. "I can tell you that." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.