Bills' Benjamin dismisses Newton skirmish: 'I wasn't even trying to listen'

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Panthers star QB Cam Newton, who was the subject of Benjamin's recent rant, approached the former Panthers wideout before last night's Carolina-Buffalo preseason matchup, and the interaction wasn't pretty.

According to The Charlotte Observer's Jourdan Rodrigue, there was no smiling involved and Benjamin "shrugged [Newton] off mid-sentence" and started to walk away.

After Benjamin's comments were published, McDermott expressed disapproval, saying Sunday (via ESPN), "There's a time and a place - I'm not saying specific to what comments were made - there's a time and place for things like that". He caught four passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in the preseason opener, while Newton completed 6 of 9 passes for 84 yards for the Panthers. Looking back on it, I should've just been drafted by somebody else.




Benjamin had plenty to say in an interview that came out last Saturday, calling his tenure in Carolina a "bad fit from the get-go" and speculating he might have been more successful had he played with "any other quarterback". Benjamin saved his best compliment for young Damiere Byrd, though. He responded on social media in his Instagram story. Is Benjamin right, or is he bitter about the trade that sent him to Buffalo?

The conversation continued until Benjamin said something to Newton that had Newton gesturing that he was finished with him.

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