The newly crowned league MVP walked out on reporters Sunday after answering only a handful of questions, mostly with short, soft-spoken answers.
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser," he said.
He said if he offended anyone, "that's cool," and that he would not change his persona to appease anyone.
Newton hasn't spoken to the media in his previous four seasons on the day players clean out their lockers, but he felt compelled to talk on Tuesday amid criticism of him. As he was speaking, teammates stood around him, shouting "we love Cam."
"I've got no more tears to cry,'' Newton said. "I've obviously had a lot of time to think about it. I've seen so much blown out of proportion.