Cam Newton may well be the reigning NFL Most Valuable Player, but he isn't having a great time of things as we pass the halfway point of the 2016 regular season.
Last week, Newton complained about the hits that he has been taking out on the football field, and even went as far as to having a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to talk about the subject.
Well, things didn't get any better against the LA Rams on Sunday, who hit Newton at will, including one potentially controversial play where Newton was kneed in the face and had his neck bent at a horrible angle.
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Yesterday, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told reporters that the organization would be sending one hit that Newton took to the NFL for review. And it seems that this is the play he has been talking about.
In the play, Newton takes a knee to the face from Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree that looks very dirty and very scary.
Ogletree gets his shin in below Newton's facemask and seems to drive his leg into Newton, forcing the quarterback's neck back at a truly horrible angle. We're just glad that the quarterback didn't suffer any major injury on the play.
Newton was hit by the Rams pass rush all night, with his offensive line opening up like the Red Sea for the likes of Mark Barron and Aaron Donald to deliver brutal blows. Cam picking himself up off the floor was a regular sight.