Last Sunday, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was benched in favor of backup quarterback Derek Anderson for the game’s first series, a series that ended in a Derek Anderson interception.
During the game, it was revealed that Newton was benched because of a team violation that was originally thought to have been a “dress code violation.”
Cam Newton broke the team’s dress code rules because he was not wearing a tie instead wearing a turtleneck.
Cam Newton broke team dress code rules of not wearing a tie to rock this sweet turtleneck. pic.twitter.com/ALFnZlEyNX
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) December 5, 2016
But according to a Barstool Sports writer, Newton’s benching was due to an incident at a strip club:
I have it on good authority from someone who has steered me right before that this has nothing to do with a dress code. Unless you count the dress code in the strip club Newton took some teammates to while the Panthers were staying out near San Francisco between games on the West Coast.
Now, I don’t know exactly what went on in the club to warrant Rivera sitting him down for a series. Newton is no stranger to making it pour in nudie bars, but when that made the news for it before, that was in June. Maybe Rivera has a specific rule about supporting single moms during the season. I wouldn’t know.
There’s been no clear truth to the rumor as of yet but a “dress code” violation for Cam Newton seems a bit odd considering the majority of Cam Newton’s wardrobe looks like it could be a dress code violation.