Cam Newton took a beating on the field during Super Bowl 50, and is taking a scolding following his less than forthcoming post-game interview.
Probably the harshest critic has been former Falcon and Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders.
Newton, who gave short answers and was visibly uncomfortable during questioning, walked off the podium in response to a question that troubled him.
"You are the face of our brand right now, you can't do that," Sanders, an analyst on NFL Network, said after the game. "I understand the emotions of losing, but you can't do that. A Manning, a Brady ... all these guys who are a prototypical type of quarterback in our game, they're not going to do that ever. Would Drew Brees ever?”
He took his displeasure to Twitter, as well.
The rant was cut short as Broncos defensive back Aqib Talib entered the stage and quickly fell on his hind.
On Monday, there were hints that ther may have been more than sour grapes behind Cam's walkoff.
One tweet suggests, Newton was able to hear Bronco players' happily recounting their experience before he stepped of the podium.
Others suggest he didn't want his emotions getting the best of him.
Would you feel different about his reaction had he teared up?