Cam Newton Gets into Scuffle with CB Josh Norman After INT at Training Camp

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 10, 2015


Training camp scuffles happen from time to time, but rarely do they involve a franchise quarterback.

On Monday, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton got into it with cornerback Josh Norman after the defensive back came up with an interception (warning: NSFW language), per the Black and Blue Review:

The Observer's Mike Persinger tweeted a shot of the incident:

Mike Persinger @mikepersinger

Stunning series of photos of Cam Newton fight here: http://t.co/l4gKkPVp9M http://t.co/X2IeMyvtkf

Here's what led to the fight, according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press:

Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

Recap: Norman picks Newton. Norman gets up, runs. Newton pursues. Newton blocked, runs down Norman. Newton jumps on Norman. Scuffle ensues.

Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

Newton referred to Norman as a "piss ant." Seemed to take exception after being hit after the INT. Never seen Cam that upset or lose it.

Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

Newton to Norman: "Hit me like that again and you'll know something!"

According to Reed, Panthers coach Ron Rivera was not happy about the fight:

Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

Ron Rivera not happy about the fight. But said he understands both players need to stand up for themselves.

Update from Tuesday, Aug. 11

Newton addressed the scuffle on Tuesday, per Reed and Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer:

Steve Reed @SteveReedAP

Newton: "I have no regrets of things that I have done."

Jonathan Jones @jjones9

Cam Newton: It's football. Let's not get it twisted. Emotions are going to flare



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