Rough Newton win
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton found himself apologizing.
It had nothing to do with his performance, but rather what he said as he yelled at and pushed referee Jerome Boger in the fourth quarter of Carolina's win over Oakland.
"I apologized to him during the game, but I'm going public and apologizing again," Newton said.
Newton felt he took a late hit by Raiders safety Mike Mitchell — after Carolina knocked Carson Palmer (back) out of the game.
Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly admitted Oakland aimed for Newton: "You take our guy out, we're going to go and try to take your guy out. We're not out to hurt someone, but when that happens. … "