Hoping to bring some clarity to an otherwise dangerous situiation — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton spoke by phone on Tuesday with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the late hits he has been taking, according to ESPN.com.
The conversation comes two days after Newton expressed concerns over his safety after he took a low hit from Calais Campbell during Sunday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals. Campbell was not penalized on the hit.
“It’s really taking the fun out of the game for me honestly,” Newton said at the time. “Because at times I don’t even feel safe. And enough is enough. I plan on talking to Commissioner Goodell about this. But it’s not fun. And I don’t know what I have to do.”
“I could have torn my ACL,” Newton added “That’s the breaking point.”
Newton said he’s taken hits that have drawn flags for other quarterbacks, but not him.