The Washington Redskins did not pull any punches in their assessment of Cam Newton’s character after Sunday’s game; players and coaches alike said it was very disrespectful for Cam to go and score all those touchdowns against them.
“I would call it unsportsmanlike, unprofessional, and, frankly, ungood of him,” said GM Scot McCloughan. Quarterback Kirk Cousins was more succinct adding, “I didn’t like that… I didn’t like that.”
Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed that his estimation of Newton as a person was inversely proportional to the amount of touchdowns he threw (5). Redskins beat reporter Diana Russini commented that the patient and thorough manner in which Newton had answered all her postgame questions was quite rude. And a fan said that there was something about the way Newton personalized an autograph for his sick, five-year-old nephew that just seemed uncivil.
Even owner Dan Snyder felt compelled to release a statement. “The Washington Redskins is a respectful and respected organization in the National Football League, and we won’t stand for this kind of impoliteness,” read the strongly worded note. “No group of individuals, no matter what race, color, or creed, deserves to be publicly disrespected like this.”