Cam Newton told by ref he was ‘not old enough’ to get late hit call, QB says

Cam Newton speaking after the game. Photo from Carolina Panthers Twitter

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?”

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