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Cam Newton likely to be fined by NFL for bumping official

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since bill belichick was fined 50k for running down an official and grabbing him in a threatning manner i suspect cam newton to get fined 500k his go play60 commercial to be pulled and under armor to drop him.

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iamcline    764

If he's fined even though the Ref corrected himself later by saying that Newton didn't bump him, that would be a travesty.

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Donald LaFell    1,575

we'll see, the ref's words should come into play here at some point

I think they should just fine him and be done with it. There shouldn't be much of a grey area with touching refs.

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mav1234    3,115

The ref even said it was not malicious, and that the penalty was for screaming at him. If they're going to fine him, it should be "for disrespect" or it should be very minor, because it was clearly an accident that he bumped into him.

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Happy Panther    3,965

This guy thinks he could be suspended. I don't see it

http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2012/12/25/cam-newtons-ref-bump-could-be-first-test-of-roger-goodells-post-bounty-gate-power/

It has been said that Roger Goodell has lost some of his power after the reversal of the so-called Bounty Gate penalties and Newton’s actions could prove the first real test of the commissioner’s power to levy fines and/or suspensions. Individually the kick and bump would simply draw fines, but because they were done by the same person in the same game Goodell may want to reprise his law and order reputation and tell the young quarterback to sit out the first game of his professional career.

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If he's fined even though the Ref corrected himself later by saying that Newton didn't bump him, that would be a travesty.

the ref said the bump wasn't malicious, not that he didn't bump into him.

bottom line, you are not to touch intentionally touch the referees...or do too much trash talking.

either way, he'll be fined because he broke the rules. the nfl has never let anything slide when it comes to an infraction against a referee.

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iamcline    764

the ref said the bump wasn't malicious, not that he didn't bump into him.

bottom line, you are not to touch intentionally touch the referees...or do too much trash talking.

either way, he'll be fined because he broke the rules. the nfl has never let anything slide when it comes to an infraction against a referee.

He also said he misspoke and did not mean to call the penalty for Bumping an Official but for the words Cam said to him.

The guy is a moron, that much has been established. However if you can't touch an official, then this same guy once gave Vince Young a high-five and in that same game had Steve Smith draped around his shoulders.

You either can or you can't, now there are stories saying Cam did and didn't. Just a bunch of hogwash to me.

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jarhead    1,031

The ref even said it was not malicious, and that the penalty was for screaming at him. If they're going to fine him, it should be "for disrespect" or it should be very minor, because it was clearly an accident that he bumped into him.

Yep I agree maybe a token fine to let the players know it will not be tolerated. I hope Cam will learn from this.

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Lumps    1,644

Cam does deserve to get fined. This was not good for his image.

Yep and niether was his kicking tantrum. People can defend him here all they want, but Cam gives reasons for poeple to pick him apart. He is immature, I'm sure he'll get over it but the fact remains he needs to quit that poo.

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