Cam Newton: ‘Panthers QB’ unhappy with ref’s comment after hit

Updated: September 28, 2015
Cam Newton: Panthers QB unhappy with ref's comment after hit

Cam Newton said after his team’s win Sunday referee Ed Hochuli told him was “not old enough” to receive a roughing the passer call on a play during the fourth quarter.

The Carolina quarterback expressed frustration on what he felt was a borderline late hit by Saints defensive tackle Tyeler Davison – but more baffled by the explanation he received from referee Ed Hochuli during Sunday’s 27-22 win over the New Orleans Saints.

Newton got up from looking for a flag and turned toward Hochuli.

“The response that I got was, `Cam you’re not old enough to get that call,'” Newton said. “I’m looking at him like, `What? Geez, I didn’t think you had to have seniority to get a personal foul or anything like that.'”

Newton said it is frustrating when other quarterbacks get similar calls to go their way.

“I’m ticked off, really,” Newton said, then added, “Heaven forbid he gets any rookies – they’re going to have a long day, man.”
Hochuli had apparently left the stadium before Newton’s postgame comments