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Sidelined by concussion, Cam Newton spotted on scooter before game, without helmet

Photo posted on Twitter by ESPN's Adam Schefter Photo posted on Twitter by ESPN's Adam Schefter
CHARLOTTE, NC (Doug Miller/The Charlotte Observer) -

ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday tweeted a photo of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton riding a scooter uptown, hours before his team dropped to 1-4 after losing to the also-struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Newton missed the third game of his NFL career after he was drilled by Falcons linebacker Deion Jones on a successful 2-point conversion last weekend in Atlanta.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera told ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters before the game that Newton participated in some football-specific drills Monday – a sign that Newton continues to progress in the concussion protocol.

While Schefter took the sighting as a good sign that Newton is recovering, others questioned why he wasn’t wearing a helmet.

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