There’s Video Of The Moment Ron Rivera Told Cam Newton He Was Benched For His Outfit

Ron Rivera benched Cam Newton for the Panthers first drive of the game on Sunday night because Newton violated the team’s dress-code on Saturday as the team arrived at the airport. Because TMZ is always watching you and it’s only a matter of time before they post an embarrassing video of you, they attained a clip of the moment when Rivera broke the news to Newton.

As you can see, Newton had just returned from committing a crime in 1950s Chicago with a Tommy Gun when Rivera pulled him off the bus to let him know. Newton said, “A tie?! Yeah, see, I don’t need a tie, see? My outfit doesn’t require a tie, see? Yeah, now scram!”

Hopefully the message Rivera tried to send to the face of the franchise was received, because on the first play of the game Derek Anderson did this:

It didn’t get much better from there, as the Panthers went on to lose 40-7, falling to 4-8 and all but officially ending their season.