Well, Michael Thomas isn't the only NFC South star who won't be receiving Christmas cards from the Redskins defense this holiday season.
A week after the Saints receiver annoyed all of the 'Skins' secondary, Cam Newton's Cam Newton-y celebrations and chattiness seemed to bug many members in Burgundy and Gold in Sunday's Washington-Carolina matchup at FedEx Field.
One player who definitely didn't enjoy Newton's presence, though — no use of "seemed" is necessary in this case — was DJ Swearinger. Which is why, when Newton's fourth-down pass late on the Panthers' last drive sailed out of bounds, the safety went right up to the QB and got into it with him.
Swearinger was eventually flagged for the exchange, but it didn't matter. The home side was able to kneel once and claim an important win.
Afterward, the defender was still very heated about the entire interaction.
"I just told him I got the last laugh," Swearinger answered when asked what went down between him and Newton. "We were talking trash all game. I told him I'd get the last laugh. I'm walking off, I'm just clapping my hands, I got the last laugh."
The fact that he was penalized for the sequence really didn't sit well with the safety (understatement alert).
"He talks to me in my ear and tells me he's gonna beat me up," he said. "And I get the flag, man? Y'all tripping."
"I ain't with none of that," he continued. "That's bull—, you feel me? I shouldn't get the penalty when the man's talking in my ear. But that's the label 36 got. But it's cool, I'm cool with being a bad guy."
As it turns out, Carolina's franchise passer had another interesting run-in with a Redskins defensive back. Check out this video of Josh Norman's reunion with his old teammate:
Week 6 was the first time Newton played a game vs. Washington and lost. Turns out, he picked up a few mini Ls for his trouble, too.
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