Despite a 30-20 win over Arizona Sunday, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was not happy after the game. Newton sounded off in the postgame press conference about the number of hits he’s taken this season, and about what he feels is a lack of protection from game officials.
“It’s really taken the fun out of the game for me, honestly,” Newton said. “Because, at times, I don’t even feel safe.”
FOX’s Mike Periera, the former head of NFL officials, responded yesterday to Newton’s criticism, and dismissed it as “whining.”
“You’re getting, to me, to have a little bit of consistency of whining here,” Pereira said. “And I don’t like whiners.”
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) October 31, 2016
Appearing on Undisputed Monday, Pereira said that “numbers don’t prove it out” that Newton has been treated differently than other quarterbacks, saying that only one quarterback — Ryan Fitzpatrick — has received more roughing the passer calls than Newton.
“Is this a revelation that the sport is dangerous?” Pereira said. “That he doesn’t feel safe?”
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