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Cam Newton on being benched for a dress-code violation: 'We didn’t lose this game because of a tie'

Cam Newton on being benched for a dress-code violation: 'We didn’t lose this game because of a tie'

Dressed in a matching black turtleneck and hat with a dark gray coat, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton looked impeccable as usual after Sunday night’s game.

But Ron Rivera apparently wasn’t too crazy about the outfit when the reigning league MVP wore it a day earlier for the team’s flight to Seattle. The Panthers coach requires his players to wear neckties on team flights — and since Newton didn’t do so, he was punished by being held out of the team’s opening offensive series against the Seahawks.

“It was a travel dress-code violation,” Rivera

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