On Monday evening, the social media of the LA Rams posted a new video that clearly showed Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton receiving a helmet to helmet hit by blitzing linebacker Mark Barron. The post bragged about the hit saying “Good God Almighty!”.
Well, as it turns out, posting the video may not have been such a great idea. It gave viewers a new look from the Rams in-house media team that was the clearest angle of the unflagged infraction available.
As such, the Rams deleted the video.
The Rams could have been tipped off by the comments that immediately came after the video was posted.
You can expect the controversial hit to be reviewed by the NFL, along with a second helmet to helmet hit by Aaron Donald that also went unflagged. It is unclear if the NFL will penalize either player, as that would be admitting of missed calls against Cam Newton for two consecutive weeks. Not a good look for a NFL bleeding in ratings and viewership.