After the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, a visibly dejected Cam Newton met with the media and provided a series of brief answers before walking away from the interview after less than three minutes.
"I don’t know what you want me to say, I’m sorry," Newton said.
Now there are reports that Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris may have had something to do with with it.
According to ESPN, Harris was in an adjacent interview area, separated by a black curtain, and his voice could be heard above everyone else's from the Carolina interview area.
"Load the box, force y’all to throw the ball. Can you throw the football? That was the game plan," Harris told reporters.
"Newton was looking in that direction and appeared to be listening intently to Harris. The newly crowned league MVP finally shook his head as Harris spoke and then walked off," ESPN reported.
Harris said he didn't know why the NFL had them so close to each other, according to USA Today.
"I don't know why they had us in the same room or anywhere close to where they could hear us. I would have been mad if I was Cam too, to be able to hear your opponent right behind me talking," Harris said. "I mean no one wants to hear that so, I think that was a bad setup. But I mean things happen, you've got to deal with it, you've got to approach things as a man."