Derek Anderson, however, did start and he’d also intercepted on the first play. Things seemed to go downhill from there, as the Panthers lost 40-7.
Newton has been known to wear some goofy looking outfits and for this game he’d worn a turtleneck and overcoat – along with another one of those hats. He said that he’d been offered a few chances to avoid any punishment, however, admits that he couldn’t wear a tie with his choice of attire for that day.
“I felt like I wore a similar outfit to this before and nothing was said,” Newton added. “But (Rivera) has rules in place, and I have to abide by them. No person is greater than the next person.”
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