CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Cam Newton scored a big touchdown for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday’s game and wanted to hand the ball to a young fan. But an opposing player wasn’t having it.
Video shows Green Bay linebacker Julius Peppers grabbing the ball out of Newton’s hand and tossing it aside.
The Panthers even tweeted about the incident saying, “That was salty, Peppers. Sorry. That was cheesy.”
Newton has been known to give the ball away in the end zone after a touchdown, usually to a younger fan. Perhaps Peppers was in a bad mood.
In the end, Newton got the ball to a youngster. Watch it in the video below.
Cam Newton wanted to keep his touchdown ball.
Julius Peppers did NOT like that. #GBvsCAR https://t.co/HsuyJrBA8l
— NFL (@NFL) November 8, 2015
The Panthers would go on to beat the Packers in a 37-29 victory, putting Carolina at 8-0 for the first time ever.
Meanwhile, Green Bay is now 6-2. Carolina faces the Tennessee Titans next Sunday.