CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Quarterback Cam Newton was a little miffed at what he said were comments from referee Ed Hochuli during the Carolina Panthers’ 27-22 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Newton was upset over what he felt was a borderline late hit by Saints defensive tackle Tyeler Davison — but was even more baffled by the explanation he said he received from Hochuli.
After taking a hit near the sideline as he released the ball, Newton got up looking for a flag and turned toward Hochuli for explanation.
The referee said something to the quarterback and Newton stopped in his tracks and looked back and laughed in disbelief.
“The response that I got was, ‘Cam you’re not old enough to get that call,'” Newton said after the game. “I’m looking at him like, ‘What?”