Cam Newton is typically outgoing and friendly towards his Panthers teammates, but that changed on Monday morning when the quarterback got into a fight with outspoken cornerback Josh Norman. After picking off a pass Norman seemingly rubbed it in a little too much, prompting Newton to snap.
During the video you can hear Newton say "Hit me like that again, you'll know something."
Cam Newton and Josh Norman fight after a Norman pick. This hs been building for the whole week.— Joe Person (@josephperson) August 10, 2015
Norman picked him off, Cam ran him down shoved him in the face and then the two went to the ground. Had to be separated by several players.— Joe Person (@josephperson) August 10, 2015
The fight was broken up, but there's still plenty of ill will.
Norman and Cam still talking. Norman screaming across the field at Newton. Cam saying he bet he won't do it again.— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) August 10, 2015
Norman has an established history of being one of the Panthers' most promising young defensive backs, but a mouth that often speaks bigger than his play on the field. He notoriously got into a training camp spat with Steve Smith when the receiver was with the Panthers, and is always ready to jaw back and forth with his own team.
The photos are pretty wild. Note: CAM NEWTON IS ALWAYS SMILING.
And on Tuesday, Newton gave a knowing nod to the incident by wearing a "Rumble in the Jungle" shirt while talking to the media:
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