Cam Newton claps back at trash-talking Eagles DB K’Von Wallace, calls him ‘Glitter’

Patriots quarterback Cam Newton loves handing out nicknames — even to his opponents.

Two days after Eagles defensive back K’Von Wallace was heard calling Newton the “Checkdown King” during a joint practice Tuesday, Newton referred to Wallace as “Glitter” during his post-game press conference.

Why?

“He was cheerleading a lot on the sideline,” Newton said after the Pats’ 35-0 preseason win Thursday in Philadelphia. “Cheerleaders usually have glitter on.”

Wallace chirped at Newton midway through an extensive 7-on-7 red-zone period at the Eagles’ practice facility. That morning, Newton went 12-of-14 in team drills, including a dropped pass; frequently beating Philadelphia’s defense with short throws in a tight space. On Thursday night, Newton attacked downfield.

He finished 8-of-9 for 103 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown pass, which Jakobi Meyers scored against Wallace. Two of Newton’s three drives led to touchdowns, and the other resulted in a field goal attempt.

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