Dolphins players mock Cam Newton over chain yanking incident
Cam Newton was involved in a minor scuffle with some Miami Dolphins players after he led the New England Patriots to a win on Sunday. The former NFL MVP said he felt disrespected when someone tried to pull his chain off his neck, but two Dolphins defenders seemed to refute Newton’s account of the incident.
After New England’s 21-11 win, Newton wrote on Instagram that the Dolphins “tried to snatch my chain and the game.” Miami defensive linemen Shaq Lawson and Raekwon Davis both had similar responses to the post.
“We don’t want that weak a– chain,” Lawson wrote.
“Man ain’t nobody want your fake a– chain s— was weak anyway,” Davis agreed.
You can see some screenshots of the comments here.
Newton and Dolphins defensive tackle Christian Wilkins exchanged words on the field after the game. That led to some pointing and shoving, and Wilkins then grabbed Newton by the collar area. You could see Newton scrambling to make sure he still had his chain afterword.
In an appearance on WEEI Monday morning, Newton said the chain represents his children and their birthstones.
On the Dolphins player ripping his chain:
Newton, on WEEI: From where I'm from, that's a disrespect…Good thing I went to a good jeweler and got the credentials. They didn't do too much damage… It's a chain that has all my children and their birthstone.
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) September 14, 2020
Newton was also asked how Bill Belichick responded to the incident.
Cam Newton on @TheGregHillShow says his chain that Miami tried to rip off has his children and their birthstones on it.
What was Bill Belichick's reaction? "Let's just say Bill was Bill."
— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) September 14, 2020
The skirmish reminded us of a past chain-yanking incident in the NFL, though it didn’t quite escalate to that level. The important thing for Newton was that the Patriots got the win. Whether it was his fault or not, Belichick undoubtedly spoke with him about avoiding that type of conflict.