Falcons Safety Publicly Apologizes for Hit on Cam Newton

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After Atlanta Falcons safety Damontae Kazee took a cheap shot on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton that got him ejected on Sunday. Today, he’s finally come out with a public apology.

Newton was in the midst of a quarterback slide when ​Kazee came racing in and delivered a brutal helmet-to-helmet shot that not only caused Newton to lay there in considerable pain, but also initiated a fight between the two teams.

It was most likely just a result of the play happening way too fast and Kazee making a mental error, but it was still a classy move of him to come out and apologize to his divisional rival.

While Kazee was ejected from the game, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that Kazee would indeed receive a fine but would not be suspended.

These are issues that the NFL takes very seriously, as they have tried to improve their efforts to ​protect the quarterback as much as they can the past couple of seasons.

Luckily for Newton, he was able to finish the game without suffering a major injury.