How the NFL Cheats: Under the Pile

September 23, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Whether you call it breaking the rules, bending the rules or just getting creative with the rules, cheating has always been a part of the NFL and always will be. This is Part 3 in a Bleacher Report series on how NFL players and teams seek out some advantage, any advantage, over their competition. Part 1 was on the use of foreign substances, Part 2 on gaining an extra advantage at home.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made what historically has been known in the NFL as a "business decision" in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50. There was a loose ball up for grabs, and rather than dive on it, he took a step back.
Had Newton gone for the football, he knows what would have happened.
He would have almost certainly found himself on the bottom of a massive pile.
And though he had to know he would likely get killed for making a "business decision" during the Super Bowl, Newton also knows what happens on the bottom of pil...

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