Patriots’ Cam Newton explains late-game tussle with Dolphins: ‘The School Park virtually got here out in me’

Miami gamers tried to grab Cam Newton’s chain after the final play of the Patriots’ 21-11 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

Newton didn’t like that.

Because of this a small tussle broke out on the finish of the Week 1 sport in New England. NFL Community’s Michael Giardi shared on Twitter the CBS footage of the start of the encounter, between Newton and Miami’s Van Noy,, adopted by a clip of Dolphins linebacker Elandon Roberts getting in Newton’s face. For what it is price, each Van Noy and Roberts are ex-Patriots.

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The printed didn’t clarify what led Newton to react the best way he did, however the 31-year-old quarterback after the sport confirmed the Dolphins gamers take his chain.

“It was a aggressive sport — on either side,” Newton stated (by way of ESPN’s Mike Reiss). “You simply have to comprehend who you are speaking to, and simply maintain every thing within the sport. I spotted I used to be speaking to an individual that is identified for doing splits. So it wasn’t attribute of myself to maintain going forwards and backwards.

“However on the finish of the day, it is soccer; and for me, irrespective of who it’s, I play with a aggressive edge and I count on the opposite staff to have a competetive edge as properly. And on the finish of the day, something exterior of that, it is simply all about respect. I do not disrespect no one, and I would not need anyone to disrespect me.”

Added Newton when requested whether or not his chain was taken: “I nonetheless acquired my chain. I acquired two of ’em. They had been reaching for my chain, although. They had been reacing for my chain. And I believe that form of acquired up underneath my pores and skin. …

“And I do not wish to be egocentric to form of focus or dwell on that. I believe for us as a staff, or me personally — quite a lot of tempers can flare. And I used to be simply teasing with coach, simply letting him know that the School Park virtually got here out of me. But by all of it, man, it was enjoyable and video games; and it was anticipated.”

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One can solely assume that “coach” on this case is Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick, and that Newton’s “School Park” quote is a reference to the a part of Atlanta, Ga., the place he is from.

The assault on Newton’s chain was just about the one damaging facet of his Patriots debut. He accomplished 15 of 19 passes for 155 yards, rushed for 75 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 15 carries and led New England to a 1-Zero file.

UPDATE: After the sport, Newton posted concerning the tried chain-snatching incident on Instagram. Dolphins gamers Shaq Lawson and Raekwon Davis responded within the feedback part by denying the claims.


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