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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  Shannon Sharpe destroys Kelvin Benjamin: 'You ate yourself out of a job' The backlash over his comments about former teammate Cam Newton continues to be intense for Buffalo Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin. As you’re likely aware, Benjamin took some serious shots at his former quarterback over the weekend, essentially saying he would have had a much better start to his career with any other quarterback than Newton.

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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.

Cam Newton responds to former teammate's criticism

  Cam Newton responds to former teammate's criticism Earlier on Saturday, former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin put Cam Newton on blast. “It was a bad fit from the get-go.

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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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Former Panthers WR Benjamin shades Newton .
When the Carolina Panthers traded former 1,000-yard receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills midway through the 2017 season, it caught a lot of people by surprise. Sure the former first-round pick had dealt with injuries in Carolina. But when healthy, Benjamin was Cam Newton’s favorite target at wide receiver.Now, entering his first full season with the Bills, Benjamin has decided to throw his former quarterback under the bus in a big way.“It was a bad fit from the get-go,” Benjamin told Tim Graham of The Athletic.

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