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Watch Cam Newton step back from fumble in fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a rough game.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a rough game. The Associated Press

Oh, my.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a horrendous time in Super Bowl 50. It was going to be a forgettable game for him.

Then he did something that will likely be remembered for years to come. In the fourth quarter, Carolina trailed 16-10 when Newton fumbled and he didn’t seem to try and make an effort to recover the ball.

What do you think? Did Newton avoid the scrum and not try to recover the ball? Whatever the case, Newton was roundly ridiculed after Denver won 24-10:

UPDATE: The bad vibes continued into the postgame news conference and that generated even more disgust among fans.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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