Kordell Stewart Says He Sees a ‘Diva Mentality’ in Cam Newton
Last year, you couldn’t watch a Carolina Panthers game without seeing QB Cam Newton running over a defender, celebrating a first down, smiling, and dabbing.
This year, however, the Panthers are 2-5 and Cam Newton is complaining about how he is being treated on the field by opposing players and the officials.
“The story of my life ever since I came in is, ‘Oh well, we missed that one. I’m sorry. I’ll try to get it.’ That’s bullcrap,” Newton said, via the Charlotte Observer. “As players in this league, if we do something stupid, we get fined. … I just can’t keep accepting, ‘Oh, we missed that one.’ Or ‘I apologize for doing that.’ Or ‘I didn’t see it.’ That’s horsecrap.”
Newton followed through with a meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss player safety and how he’s being treated on the field of play. Former Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kordell Stewart believes that sit-down meeting with Goodell was straight out of the book of a ‘diva’ QB.
“See, that’s the difference between a diva, and let’s just say, Ben Roethlisberger,” Stewart said on 93.7 The Fan. “Now that’s a diva mentality.”
Stewart proceeded to bring up Newton’s lack of effort, like his decision to not dive for that football during Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos.
“I don’t want to pile on Cam…but I will say this, I wish there was more of an effort,” Stewart said. “I wish he could have given a little bit more of an effort and sacrificed himself as opposed to going in and seeing the defender going down for the ball and you step right out. At least kick the ball! Give me something! And he didn’t.”