Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did not receive the start this past Sunday during his teams game against the Seattle Seahawks, instead he was benched for the first series of the game by his coach for a dress code violation.
Newton was reportedly benched for not wearing a tie to the game, a infraction deemed detrimental to the team.
TMZ has obtained video of the moment Panthers coach Ron Rivera confronted Newton, as he stepped off the team bus.
Newton’s Panthers team lost the game, 40-7, to the Seahawks. Newton told reporters “I didn’t follow dress code, and Coach told me I wasn’t going to start. I stand by his decision.”.
We can probably expect Newton to stick to the Panthers official dress code, from now on.