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Sport Kelvin Benjamin: I 'wasn't even trying to listen' to Cam Newton in pregame confrontation

08:06  10 august  2018
08:06  10 august  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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When the Carolina Panthers drafted Kelvin Benjamin in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the idea was to pair Benjamin with Cam Newton and allow the quarterback-receiver combo to grow together and blossom into a championship-winning duo.

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin downplayed what appeared to be a contentious pregame conversation with Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers after the teams’ preseason contest Thursday night, days after Benjamin made disparaging comments about his former quarterback.

“I wasn’t even trying to listen,” Benjamin said.

Benjamin told The Athletic that he would have been more successful early in his career had he played with “any other accurate quarterback.” Benjamin, who played for the Panthers from 2014 until a midseason trade last year, didn’t mention Newton by name, but the implication was clear.

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Benjamin told reporters multiple times after Thursday’s game that he was “moving on from it.” Newton didn’t appear ready to let it go, however.

Cameras caught Newton approaching Benjamin during pregame warmups. Newton dismissed veteran Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, who had been talking to Benjamin, then put his hands behind his back as he stood face to face with Benjamin.

The receiver walked away, with Newton following closely behind. They briefly exchanged a few more words, and Benjamin shrugged his shoulders and started to walk away again. Newton once again followed, and moments later, said something else to Benjamin, waved his hands at the receiver and walked the opposite direction.

McDermott unhappy with Benjamin criticizing Panthers, Newton

  McDermott unhappy with Benjamin criticizing Panthers, Newton Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is not pleased with receiver Kelvin Benjamin questioning why the Carolina Panthers drafted him, and criticizing former teammate Cam Newton's accuracy.McDermott says ''there's a time and a place'' to discuss those things, adding ''this was not one of them.'' McDermott says he's informed Benjamin this is not how he wants his players to air their grievances.

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Cam Newton and Kelvin Benjamin finally met up to talk on the field. Through my binoculars I didn’ t see any smiling, KB shrugged him off mid-sentence & starts to walk away, then Cam makes a “bye then” motion with his hand.

Newton declined to speak with reporters after the game, according to the Charlotte Observer.

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Cam Newton responds to Kelvin Benjamin: ‘I wish him the best’ .
Once inseparable friends and teammates, Cam Newton and Kelvin Benjamin have become estranged lately. Benjamin made some surprisingly harsh comments about Newton and the Panthers in an interview with the Athletic recently. Before their preseason matchup, Newton met Benjamin on the field to talk it out, but it appeared Benjamin had no interest in mending fences.After the game, Benjamin dodged questions about what was said during the confrontation. Newton, for his part, avoided the media entirely.Now, Cam is speaking out about his former No. 1 wide receiver.

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