Rick Reilly Takes Unwarranted Shot At Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers Take Warranted Shot At Rick Reilly
November 28 / Dylan Murphy / SportsGrid
Rick Reilly is the most hated man on the internet. This is a fact. After the Carolina Panthers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night, Reilly hoped to redeem his now less than stellar reputation with some real news scooping. Like, say, this:
Cam Newton is really quick, until it's time to get dressed. Took him 54 minutes last night. Then did media. Team waited on bus for 40 mins.
Though it seemed like a veiled attempt to pile on the Cam Newton-is-a-diva train, using a possibly isolated incident to hammer home a larger character flaw, facts are facts. Except Rick Reilly has proven that facts aren't necessarily facts, but there was no evidence to the contrary.
That is until Steven Drummond, a media relations employee for the Carolina Panthers, stepped in to correct Reilly's facts.
. @reillyrick report that Cam had team wait 40 minutes on bus is completely false. Cam wasn't even the last player out of the locker room.
Of course it's difficult to know who's telling the truth, with the probably-not-objective Reilly on one side and public relations spinmaster Drummond on the other. Still, given Reilly's track record, we'll take Drummond's word for it.