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BLOG: Despite his whining, Cam Newton has legitimate gripe about hits he took during Cardinals game

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Posted at 1:59 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 16:59:34-04

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is upset over the number of no-calls against him -- and in particular, the low hit by Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell during Sunday's game.

Midway through the third quarter, Newton was dropping back to pass when Campbell shot through the line and took him down. By rule, it was an illegal hit -- but the refs didn't throw a flag.

That left Cam very upset.

“It’s really taking the fun out of the game for me,” he said after the Panthers' 30-20 win over the Cards. “At times I don’t even feel safe. And enough is enough. I plan on talking to commissioner (Roger) Goodell about this. And I don’t know what I have to do.

“I don’t think there’s a person that can go through what I go through and still keep their heads. Hits to the head, that’s one thing. But when you’re not protected in the pocket, that’s another thing."

So, Cam whined a little after the game -- and now, Roger Goodell has promised to call him to talk about the lack of flags being thrown on his behalf.

To be fair, the low hit by Calais was an illegal hit. The NFL came out and confirmed that Tuesday. And if you watch the end of the play, you'll see Calais apologizing to Cam.

But that bad call is just one of many bad calls during that game -- especially the Carson Palmer "fumble" that wasn't reviewed and gave the Panthers an early 7-0 lead.

The excuse for that one? The replay system was down!

Now, as unbelievable as that sounds, it's just one of many bad calls and poor excuses we've all witnessed this season!

And the NFL wonders why ratings are slipping...