Last night, Cam Newton was benched by Panthers coach Ron Rivera for the first series of the Panthers-Seahawks SNF game for violating team dress code by not wearing a tie while traveling with the team. As a result, backup QB Derek Anderson ended up throwing an interception in the team’s first play last night.
After the game, Cam gave an explanation to the media on why he broke the team’s dress code.
Thanks to TMZ, we now have video of the exact moment coach Ron Rivera confronted Newton on the bus to let him know that he was getting benched.
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It’s still mind boggling that Rivera would sit the reigning MVP for violating a minor team rule considering how much punishment Cam has taken for the team this season.