Michael Bennett takes ‘sore loser’ jab at Cam Newton

Jan 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett at press conference at Arizona Grand in advance of Super Bowl XLIX. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 29, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett at press conference at Arizona Grand in advance of Super Bowl XLIX. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett brought some unexpected heat to the 2016 MTR Western Sports Star of the Year Awards Wednesday night.

As the winner, Bennett gave a speech and addressed the other finalists — Sounders star Clint Dempsey, Mariners DH Nelson Cruz, Washington State quarterback Luke Falk, Washington golfer Cheng-Tsung Pan and Seattle University soccer’s Pete Fewing — and took that opportunity to zing Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

“I hope you guys aren’t sore losers like Cam Newton,” Bennett said, via SeattlePI.com.

The remark allegedly drew a big laugh and Bennett went on to hurl some one-liners at his fellow Seattle-area stars.

And while his comments will probably draw some ire from the Newton defenders out there — myself included — it’s hard to imagine there was much animosity behind these remarks. While the Seahawks tend to view themselves as lone wolves in the NFL landscape, the Panthers are a team after their own hearts. Like the Seahawks, Carolina talked, taunted and danced their way through the playoffs. They were individualists to the end, including Newton’s press conference pout session.

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