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November 21, 2011

Cam Newton avoids hit from Auburn teammate

Lost in the shuffle of looking up the dubious defensive records set by the Panthers on Sunday was this:

Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley coming after Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, his old Auburn teammate, late in Detroit's 49-35 win.

After one of Newton's four interceptions, Fairley started running to throw a block on Newton, who sort of side-stepped Fairley and kept his feet.

It was a perfectly legal play. And while it didn't necessarily reinforce Fairley's reputation as a dirty player, it did nothing to help it, either.

β€œThat's Nick, man,” Newton said when asked it. β€œHe's a passionate player that plays the game to the highest.”

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on November 21, 2011 at 11:45 AM | Permalink


I wonder if Cam is going to wear out his superman pose like Lebron has worn out that baby powder intro.

Posted by: Panther Fan | Nov 21, 2011 12:23:18 PM

When are the Panthers going to stop celebrating every tackle they make on 1st down only to get burned for big yards on 3rd down?

Posted by: Nosebleed Fan | Nov 21, 2011 12:49:00 PM

number 30 against stopping the run! can't believe 2 teams are worse than us!

Posted by: joe cool | Nov 21, 2011 1:06:21 PM

Dirty? You're crazy if you think Newton wouldn't make the exact same block attempt leading an option play.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Nov 21, 2011 4:43:37 PM

When are they going to stop celebrating until they win a game. The touchdown celebrating is childish for just doing their job. Repeat, let's win a game first!

Posted by: Mike J | Nov 21, 2011 11:19:32 PM

Keep celebrating Panthers. At least we are a fun team to watch again.

Posted by: Jason | Nov 22, 2011 7:09:50 AM

What we need is some real fans!! Fans that stick by the team no matter what the situation, fans that believe the panthers always have a chance. Have any of you been to a game at Bank of America field, its pretty sad how the crowd doesn't get behind the team, and don't get up and make some noise when the opposing team has the ball.

Posted by: Lamar S | Nov 24, 2011 6:11:46 AM

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