Cam Newton is reportedly under investigation.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton skipped his press conference duties this afternoon, a decision that has reportedly sparked an investigation into why.
The NFL has a rule that players must make themselves available to the media during the week.
According to ESPN, a spokesperson from the NFL said that Newton’s choice to decline the press conference will be investigated.
From the report:
The NFL will look into why Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton on Thursday declined to speak to media, league spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN.
Team spokesperson Steven Drummond said the 2015 NFL MVP did not give a reason. Coach Ron Rivera also was unaware of why his quarterback did not participate.
“I just found out,” Rivera said. “I thought he had a press conference today, but apparently not.”
Newton recently made headlines for his controversial comments towards a female reporter. Although he had been available for every media opportunity in the two weeks since the incident, but the female reporter involved, Jordan Rodrigue, had not been present.
On Wednesday, she returned, and Newton reportedly skipped both press conferences since Rodrigue’s return.