dangolka (CBS) — When you can’t win on the sphere, you would possibly as nicely attempt to rip the jewellery off the opposing quarterback’s neck.
That was seemingly the mantra of some members of the Miami Dolphins, who engaged Cam Newton in a little bit of a scrap as the ultimate seconds ticked off the clock on Sunday.
Newton took a knee with 37 seconds to go, sealing a 21-11 victory in his Patriots debut. Someday after that kneeldown, although, some phrases have been exchanged on the sphere. Some Dolphins gamers have been seen reaching at Newton’s neck space, and the quarterback stated after the sport that these opponents have been attempting to tear his chain off his neck.
“I obtained my chain. I nonetheless obtained my chain,” Newton stated in his postgame video chat with reporters, exhibiting that he didn’t lose his jewellery. “I obtained two of ’em, so you’ll be able to see. Nah. They was reaching for my chain, although. They was reaching for my chain. And I believe that form of obtained up underneath my pores and skin, however but by all of it man, hear, I don’t want nothing to be taken away from an awesome staff sport that we did have. And I don’t need to be egocentric to focus or dwell on that. I believe for us as a staff or me personally, a number of tempers can flare and I used to be simply teasing with Coach, I used to be simply letting him know, like … that Faculty Park nearly got here out of me. So, but, by all of it, man, it was simply all enjoyable and video games, and it was anticipated.”
Although video was spotty, it regarded like Christian Wilkins was the participant who reached at Newton’s neck a minimum of as soon as.
Right here’s the video for you when the chain was pulled off his neck and you may see it fall from Cam Newton arms. I’d be pissed too pic.twitter.com/amWYoZ0zGP
— Edwin C. (DJ Bebo) (@ItsBeboBtchs) September 13, 2020
Newton additionally had some interplay with former Patriots Kyle Van Noy and Elandon Roberts.
then it's Elandon Roberts who will get in Cam's area. pic.twitter.com/6YIGIq23BX
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) September 13, 2020
Newton expressed some remorse afterward for having engaged in any respect.
“It wasn’t nothing. It was a aggressive sport on either side. You simply have to understand who you’re speaking to and we’ll simply hold every little thing within the sport,” Newton stated. “I noticed that I used to be speaking to an individual that’s recognized for doing splits, so, that wasn’t … that wasn’t attribute of myself to maintain going backwards and forwards. However yeah, on the finish of the day, it’s soccer. And for me, regardless of who it’s. I play with a aggressive edge and I anticipate the opposite staff to have a aggressive edge as nicely. And on the finish of the day, something outdoors of that, it’s simply all about respect. I don’t disrespect no person, and I wouldn’t need anyone to disrespect me. However but on the finish of the day, we obtained the factor that was most useful at present and that’s the win.”
Newton threw for 155 yards on 15-of-19 passing, and he additionally rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns.