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Panthers Facing Questions About Cam Newton's Quick Return

09 January 2018, 12:41 | Nina Perez

NFL needs to hit Panthers with steep penalty to prove they are serious about player safety

NFL Looking Into Panthers' Handling Of Cam's Protocol

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton went to the sideline after sustaining a vicious sack from New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata in the fourth quarter of the teams' wild-card matchup.

The NFL and NFLPA determined the Panthers properly followed the protocol in that case.

The NFL said it was in contact with the Panthers medical staff.

Jordan, always quick with a joke, especially after a win, has taken pokes at Newton's sense of style, and the Panthers quarterback responded in kind in November by saying he'd send Jordan some "sauce".

Newton returned on the next series and threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to rookie running back Christian McCaffrey on the third play of the possession.

"He took a hit". "And it was really getting poked in the eye".

The changes came in conjunction with a decision not to punish the Houston Texans for their handling of a concussion suffered by quarterback Tom Savage.




Newton and coach Ron Rivera believe his helmet was just hit low enough over his eyelid. And when told that Newton's outfit was actually called a romper, Jordan replied, "The romp-him?"

"I can not believe the National Football League blew their new concussion protocol in the 2nd week with Cam Newton", Nowinski wrote on Twitter.

But he's made a special exception this year for Kalil; he also thanked the veteran tackle for allowing him to get a sack in the first meeting against the Panthers.

However, the question could become whether or not Newton should have been taken to the locker room for evaluations.

"You beat the Carolina Panthers three times in a year, I'm gonna have to send this guy a wine bottle", Jordan said of Newton, pointing to a bottle of wine in his locker.

"I'm not here to make that type of judgment", Jordan said in the Saints' postgame locker room. The Panthers were cleared in that situation.

The Seahawks were fined $100,000 this season after the league and union determined the team failed to apply the protocol properly after quarterback Russell Wilson took a hit to the head in a Week 10 game against Arizona.



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