Cam Newton Was Benched One Series For Not Wearing A Tie, Backup Derek Anderson Threw An Interception On The First Play

According to coach Ron Rivera, he was planning on benching Cam Newton for the first drive of the game because he violated a team dress code policy. Apparently, Cam didn’t wear a tie aboard the team flight to Oakland.

Well, the real problem was with Cam. Someone actually offered to lend him a tie, but he refused because he forgot to bring a dress shirt. And even though he knew that coach Rivera wouldn’t like it, he chose not to wear a tie without a collared shirt.

Rivera stated that he had to punish Cam because he wants to treat everyone on the team the same, even if that means benching the 2015 MVP for one series.

The problem though, is that on the very first play of the game, Cam’s backup, Derek Anderson, promptly threw an interception which led to an easy field goal by the Seahawks.

The Panthers ended up losing 40-7. The field goal definitely wasn’t the only reason they lost, but starting the game down 3-0 is a bad way to start any game.

Check out what Cam had to say after the game:

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