Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been the target of a ton of criticism this season. Much of it has been warranted, some of it has not. Whether or not he deserves the latest heat that ESPNâ€™s Rick Reilly put on him is open for debate.
On Tuesday, Reilly tweeted that Newton held up the Panthers team bus after their win over the Eagles on Monday night â€” something he also supposedly did earlier in the season while sulking after a loss.
Cam Newton is really quick, until itâ€™s time to get dressed. Took him 54 minutes last night. Then did media. Team waited on bus for 40 mins.
â€” Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) November 27, 2012
Panthers assistant director of communications Steven Drummond took to Twitter on Wednesday to assure people that Reillyâ€™s report is completely fabricated:
. @reillyrick report that Cam had team wait 40 minutes on bus is completely false. Cam wasnâ€™t even the last player out of the locker room.
â€” Steven Drummond (@StevenJuston) November 28, 2012
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