Cam Newton on big hit after slowing up: 'My dad will say I deserve it'

In case you missed it, Cam Newton took a pretty big hit against the New Orleans Saints. One that was similar to previous years, but not that we've seen much of from the Carolina Panthers quarterback in 2015.

The reason for the hit? Newton chose to slow up a bit as he was heading towards the goal line, and he paid for it.

After the game, he was asked about the big hit, Newton said he deserved it, and his dad will likely tell him that.

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So, there you have it. Fortunately, Newton avoided any type of injury or concussion, but you can bet that he'll be avoiding taking any hits like that in the near future unless he absolutely has to.