SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was in a pouty mood after losing to the Broncos, 24-10, in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night.
During the postgame news conference, Newton wore a hood over his head and appeared dejected while being asked questions. He didn’t answer some of them, and the one’s he did had short responses.
Much of the time he avoided eye contact by looking at the ground or just closing his eyes.
Before leaving the podium, Newton said, "I don't know what you want me to say, I'm sorry."
Newton, who was named the NFL MVP on Saturday night, completed less than half of his throws with an interception, two strip-sack fumbles no touchdowns. He was also sacked six times in the game, a season high.
After the game, reporters cornered Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib, who had an up-and-down night with several big defensive plays but also some questionable ones as well.
But Talib took aim at Newton, mocking the quarterback's "Superman" moniker.
"There ain't no Easter Bunny, there ain't no Santa Claus, there ain't no Superman," Talib said.