Cam Newton left his post-game press conference following Super Bowl 50 last night before it was over—and everyone seems to have an opinion about it today. Some of the same people who were celebrating the Panthers quarterback just a few days ago are now calling him out for the way he acted after what was likely the most crushing defeat of his career. But did he react the way he did because of something he heard a Broncos player say?

Initially, it seemed as though Newton left his press conference because he didn’t want to deal with reporters. But in this clip, you can clearly hear Broncos cornerback Chris Harris discussing Denver’s Super Bowl strategy and talking about how the Broncos' plan was to force Newton to throw the football last night:

“Load the box, force y’all to throw the ball,” Harris said. “Can you throw the football? That was the gameplan.”

People are still going to rip Newton for behaving the way he did, regardless of the reason. But this video would explain why he was in such a hurry to leave after the game last night.

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[via The Big Lead]