The Panthers benched style icon Cam Newton because of this outfit

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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…

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