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Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Cam Newton‘s car accident. You know, the one that took place in Charlotte, North Carolina, in which Newton’s truck flipped and the Panthers’ quarterback had to be loaded onto a stretcher and taken to a nearby hospital.
Prior to that accident, Newton had led his Panthers to a disappointing 3-8-1 record during the 2014 NFL season. Following the accident, the team won it’s final four games of the season to earn a playoff birth (where they beat the Cardinals before losing to the Seahawks in the NFC Divisional Round), and this season they’re a perfect 12-0 through the first 13 weeks.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter made note of Newton’s before-crash and after-crash records on Twitter…
Today is one-year anniversary of Cam Newton’s car accident. Before accident, Newton was 3-8-1. Since the accident, Newton is a perfect 14-0.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 9, 2015
…and, believing that Schefter was implying that the accident had made Newton a better player, Twitter was quick to respond:
@AdamSchefter so are you trying to say cam newton really died in that accident and they replaced him with a superhuman cyborg clone?
— Jim Morrison (@Morrisonjames) December 9, 2015
— Sean Hauser (@SeanHauser) December 9, 2015
— Aaron Ashcraft (@Aarcraft9) December 9, 2015
— Jeremy Hohn (@txncaabbref) December 9, 2015
@AdamSchefter so I’m 14 and 0 in fantasy since he flipped his truck who really cares
— motownmauler (@jbach14) December 9, 2015
@AdamSchefter so you’re saying concussions can be a positive
— Nick Shearer (@nshearer77) December 9, 2015
@AdamSchefter NFL gonna give him a “random” drug test now
— David (@davecsummers) December 9, 2015
@AdamSchefter incredbly selfish on his part to not get into any more crashes. Guess hes ok with being “good enough” now
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) December 9, 2015
— Big Juice (@imbigjuice) December 9, 2015
— George Daniel (@NLLCommissioner) December 9, 2015
— Jake O’Donnell (@_JakeODonnell) December 9, 2015