Former Coach Jim Fassel Says Carolina Lost SB 50 Because of Cam Newton’s Gold Shoes (Audio)

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What’s the dumbest thing you’ve heard so far today?  Whatever it may be, it’s about to be surpassed by this bunch of nonsense that came from the mouth of former New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel while speaking on Mile High Sports 1340:

Via PFT:

“All of the numbers pointed to Carolina. And when I saw Cam Newton walk out in gold shoes — ‘MVP’ — I switched my mind, essentially, right then,” Fassel said on Mile High Sports 1340. “I said, ‘That’s not what a starting quarterback, MVP, leading his team — and I had a lot of respect for him during the season — that’s not what happens.’ You don’t do that. And I said, ‘This guy’s already become soft,’ and that’s what he was.”

Seriously, Jim? Newton’s shoes?

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You can blame Cam’s attitude, or his reluctance to dive on that fumble late in the fourth quarter, but please leave his gold MVP cleats out of this.

Listen to Fassel’s entire interview below:

Photos via Getty.

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