Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has had trouble through the years getting calls on late hits from officials, so he tried to sell them on one Sunday.
On a play going toward the sideline, Newton threw away a pass as Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks was bearing down on him. Kendricks hit Newton … kind of. If you want to call it a hit. He made some contact with Newton, and Newton went down hard.
So the question is simple: Was this a flop by Newton?
It’s probably fair to say Newton embellished a bit. There was no penalty on the play.
Maybe Newton was trying out for a new career in soccer when he’s done in the NFL.
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