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Cam Newton Explains Why He Was Such A Spoiled Brat At Super Bowl Press Conference

Cam Newton suffered as much backlash for his Super Bowl loss as he did for the way he handled the loss.

His childish post-game press conference was largely ridiculed because he spent a vast majority of the NFL season stuntin’ on the opposition. Some felt if he was going to dab his way to the big game, that she should put on his big boy pants and be gracious in defeat.

In the new issue of Ebony, Cam addressed this criticism and

“The truth is, I represent something way bigger than myself,” Newton told the magazine. “I’m doing it for [my fans and family] and I felt like I let them down.”

Newton told the magazine that he simply hadn’t had time to process the loss when he was asked to take the podium. He also had to deal with being able to hear Denver players discussing the victory on the other side of a curtain in the same room.

“Who is anyone to tell me, ‘Man, it’s just an interview’?” Newton asked. “You haven’t been in that situation. You didn’t have millions of people watching you. Your heart wasn’t pumping [with] the embarrassment or the anxiety of the stress of dealing with that type of game.

“I just wasn’t ready to talk. Was I mad? Hell, yeah! But there could have been a better way to control it, and that’s why I think having more time would have helped.”

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