Ever since Sunday’s Super Bowl loss to the Denver Broncos, former SEC legend Cam Newton has been blasted by the media and fans both for his performance (zero touchdowns, three turnovers) and his behavior in an ultra-brief postgame press conference.
On Tuesday, Newton again spoke to reporters, and this time the star quarterback made one thing clear: He’s not going to apologize for the latter.
“I’m on record as being a sore loser. I hate losing. You show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser,” Newton said, according to Jonathan Jones of The Charlotte Observer.
No, really, he’s OK if you’re upset.
“If I offended anyone, that’s cool,” he said, per The Observer’s Joe Person.
Newton will likely continue to draw hate for his most recent comments, but they are really just par for the course when it comes to the polarizing former Auburn standout, whose cocksure attitude has become something of a trademark.
But detractors certainly can’t question his motivation heading into the 2016 season.
“We will be back. I mean that,” Newton said.