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Greg Olsen backs Cam Newton after referee debate

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Despite a hard-fought win for the Carolina Panthers against the New Orleans Saints at the weekend, no one is talking about the victory.

Instead, the media and everything around the Panthers seem to be focused on the exchange that took place between quarterback Cam Newton and NFL referee Ed Hochuli, that left Newton clearly perturbed and annoyed.

The he said/he said between Newton and Hochuli may never be resolved until audio evidence emerges to prove what Hochuli actually said after not throwing a flag when Newton took what he thought was an illegal hit. One of the Newton's teammates has come out to lend his support.


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Olsen Speaks

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen spoke to PFT Live on Tuesday where he said that he believes Newton 100% and is sure that the Heisman winner wouldn't make something like that up.

“Cam obviously made it pretty clear what he heard and there’s no reason to believe that Cam would make something up,” Olsen said. “That’s not Cam, that’s not the way he operates. . . . He’s not a complainer, that’s just not his personality."

"And so obviously he felt like he was disrespected and Cam spoke up for himself and said what he needed to say and that’s kind of the way it is.”

Though Olsen didn’t hear the exchange, the tight end sensed something was bothering Newton after the play.

“We could tell he was obviously pretty frustrated by something. He was still kind of talking with Ed and kind of walking back you could see with his body language he was a little befuddled over something,” Olsen said.

It will be interesting to see if audio ever does emerge of the incident, and what would stem from that. 

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