If there was ever a way to get scolded for fashion choices, Cam Newton would surely figure out how.
The Carolina Panthers quarterback — whose fancy post-game attire defines him as much as his MVP-calibre skills on the field — was benched for the first play of Carolina’s loss to Seattle on Sunday after violating the Panthers’ dress code.
Newton didn’t wear a tie on the team flight into Seattle because — obviously — it didn’t go with his outfit.
Speaking to the media in the offending outfit after the 40-7 loss, Newton said he hadn’t packed a collared shirt after being away from home for a week, and couldn’t rock a tie over his turtleneck. (He also said he couldn’t find a dress shirt to fit his frame on short notice, according to USA Today.) Read more…