Panthers coach backs Cam Newton’s call for better protection

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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) – Panthers coach backs Newton call for better protection

Rivera says he’s involved in ongoing discussions with the NFL and the Players Association about ways to make sure the league’s MVP gets equal treatment.

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Newton blasted NFL officiating following Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals after taking a shot to his lower right leg.

Rivera stood behind his quarterback on Monday, saying Newton’s comments are “correct” and he supports him 100 percent.

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