Cam Newton’s Super Bowl walk-off has already passed through the social-media firestorm phase and is now on to the examination of circumstantial evidence.
Internet sleuths — namely, Twitter user @bmweezy13 — appear to have discovered a possible reason Newton abandoned his postgame press conference after a few short answers: The Super Bowl postgame scrums place players from both teams in close proximity during interview sessions.
Newton’s table was near Denver cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who was understandably jubilant.
Video shows Newton looking toward Harris as the defensive back proudly describes how Denver locked down Newton and the Panthers offense.
Here are a couple angles:
THIS is why Cam walked out (listen to what's being said in the background). pic.twitter.com/6LdLFwv8tj
— Brian (@bmweezy13) February 8, 2016
Panthers Cam Newton barely answered questions and here he exits pic.twitter.com/eNMDpv2sQH
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) February 8, 2016