Prior to yesterday’s game between the Panthers and the Packers, Cam Newton tore down a banner supporting the Green Bay Packers from the Bank of America Stadium wall and left the field with it. The sign read “North Carolina Cheesehead.”
Cam Newton told reporters after the game he felt the Packers banner didn’t belong in the Panthers’ home stadium.
“We played in Green Bay last year, and I didn’t see no ‘This is Panthers Country’ sign in their stadium,” Newton said. “I was passing. The sign was dangling. Either somebody was going to take it off, or I take it off.
“You’re not gonna sell a Whopper at a McDonalds, ya know what I’m saying?” Newton said.
Here's the banner Cam Newton ripped down before the game pic.twitter.com/j4P8dEqz5c
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The owner of the sign has since called police and wants to press charges against Cam Newton for theft. The Packers fan, Mike Dobs, says the sign cost him $500 and $3,800 for game tickets and he wants his money back.
“I was just shocked, shocked,” when Newton grabbed the banner out of his and his family’s hands, Dobs said on Sunday evening.
Dobs wants the banner back so badly — he said he paid $500 to have it made last year to hang in his home’s “man room” — that he told the police at the stadium that it was stolen, and he complained to the Panthers’ management.
It’s Dobs’ understanding that the banner was destroyed. A Panthers employee said the organization would make it up to him, he said.
Looks like Roger Goodell will have to make more decisions in regards to his player conduct policy.