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Do You Consider Quarterback Cam Newton Winey or Does he Present a Valid Case for Not Getting the Same Protections?

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Every time the media accuses Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton of overacting or "not acting the way he should," there is always a heated debate between whether Cam Newton needs to man up or he is right and needs to be treated like every other quarterback. 

Spearing head hits on Cam Newton has been a popular debate this season. Based on his size (6'5'') and weight, officials have treated him more like a running back than a quarterback. Some say any times he runs and gets hit in the head it is his fault, end of story. He doesn't get a lot of sympathy around the league. Even his teammates and coaches haven't stepped up to speak out about player safety.

The hits to Cam's head and ankles have shifted over to in the pocket. Anytime a defensive player has a clear shot, regardless of where he is on the field, they are going to hit him hard. Cam Newton said in his most recent press conference with the media, "I do not feel protected by the officials." 

Here are Rivera's comments on the subject:

Many sports fans noticed how Aaron Rodgers was playing with a bubble around him last night. Anytime he ran with the ball defenders would guide him out of bounds. None of the Falcons defenders tried to hit him near the sideline.

 Update Cam talks about conversation with Goodell: Here