The NFL’s most-anticipated phone call is set to happen. As for when the conversation will take place is still up in the air.
Roger Goodell reportedly agreed to speak to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton about reoccurring hits that Newton deems illegal.
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Goodell vowed to review Newton’s concerns.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera reportedly has already spoken with the commissioner.
The Panthers quarterback was visibly frustrated following the team’s 30-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Newton felt as though the officials missed calls that the quarterback viewed as illegal during the game. He expressed a desire to speak to Goodell about the situation after the tilt.
“It’s really taking the fun out of the game for me — honestly, it really is,” Newton said following Carolina’s win Sunday, per ESPN. “At times, I don’t even feel safe. Enough is enough. I plan on talking to commissioner Goodell about this. It’s not fun, and I don’t know what I have to do.”
The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs are the next stout defenses on the docket for Carolina.
With the Panthers slated to play aggressive defenses in consecutive weeks, expect a phone call between Newton and Goodell to happen relatively soon.
This story originally ran on All22 and was written by Tyler Dragon.