Reports have suggested over the past week that Cam Newton’s shoulder has been progressing quite well as he continues to rehab and make his way back to being 100% after his 2018 season ended prematurely.
Fairly recently, a video surfaced showing the Carolina Panthers QB during a throwing session.
“A five-second video of Newton throwing, which appeared to be shot through the practice field fence by a Carolina Panthers fan, circulated briefly Thursday afternoon on Twitter. The poster walked the tweet back later that evening after the Observer had confirmed that Newton was indeed throwing overhand, saying the video was from 2016.
But signage on the fence in the background of the video matches the signage placed there by the Panthers in 2019.”
The Observer went on to ask head coach Ron Rivera about that video and he did not appreciate that fan for secretly recording that without consent.
“Somebody came in and took a picture, which we really don’t appreciate because this is private property,” said Rivera after the Panthers’ organized team activities workout.
“Again, he’s going through the process of his rehab program. At some point, he’s going to have to throw the football. It just so happened that the other day, he did. And as I said, somebody came in a took a picture, which we really don’t appreciate the snooping on what we’re doing around here.”
Clearly, Rivera wants anything to do with Cam’s progress to stay in house to control the narrative and to keep opponents in 2019 guessing on whether he’s actually 100% or not.