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Cam Newton still can't get a break from NFL referees

The Panthers quarterback got hit in the head, but didn't get the call from refs.

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PANTHERS WIN, BUT THERE'S CONTROVERSYCam Newton kept Josh Norman quiet in the Panthers’ 26-15 win over Washington. The much-heralded rematch didn’t quite live up to its billing. Cam Newton was flagged on a play where he got hit in the head by a defender. He got called for taunting, but only after a blown call. The ref says he didn't see the forcible helmet hit. This was the same ref from the Panthers' Week 8 game that had Newton criticizing the league's double standard.

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