Mike Tolbert

Being a world class professional football star didn’t stop Mike Tolbert from getting shafted by a shady body shop owner.

Tolbert, 30, took to his Instagram page to complain bitterly about a Charlotte body shop owner who called the police after the Carolina Panthers fullback paid his $3,900 bill in coins.

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Cam Newton

Beyonce was the clear winner of Super Bowl 50. Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers were the odds on favorites to win the Super Bowl, but they couldn’t overcome the Bronco’s fierce defense.

Then there was Beyonce.

She sang the National Anthem during Super Bowl 38 in 2004 — the only other time the Panthers played in a Super Bowl.

The Panthers lost that game to the New England Patriots.

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Cam Newton

No surprise here: Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player on Saturday.

The 26-year-old, 6′ 5″ quarterback led the Panthers to a spectacular 15-1 regular season. The team’s only loss was to our Atlanta Falcons 20-13 in week 16.

The Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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Cam Newton injures himself in car accident

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was injured when his truck flipped and rolled over in a suburb of Charlotte, NC, Tuesday. The Charlotte Observer reports that Newton was able to communicate with paramedics at the scene.

UPDATE: The Associated Press reports Newton fractured bones in his lower back during the rollover.

Update II: NBC Sports reports Newton suffered two transverse process fractures in his back. Transverse processes are the small bones that protrude from either side of the vertebrae. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered the same injury this season. He was out one game.

Newton will be hospitalized overnight for observation.

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Greg Hardy

Carolina Panthers’ defensive end Greg Hardy is the latest casualty of the NFL’s strict new policy on domestic abuse. Hardy, 28, was placed on something called the Commissioner’s exempt list, meaning he is suspended with pay until his legal problems are resolved.

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Greg Hardy

NFL star Greg Hardy is in trouble with the law. The 25-year-old Carolina Panthers DE was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening his girlfriend and assaulting her in an alcohol-fueled rage at his Charlotte home. According to Splash News, Hardy threw his girlfriend onto a sofa covered with firearms.

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