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Newton plans to address no-calls with Goodell (0:46)

Cam Newton says he plans to talk to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the no-calls he has been receiving on what he believes should be hits to the head, adding that it is taking fun out of the game. (0:46)

CHARLOTTE, N.C, — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said Sunday that he plans to take his grievance with no-calls on late hits to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

“It’s really taking the fun out of the game for me — honestly, it really is,” Newton said. “At times, I don’t even feel safe. Enough is enough. I plan on talking to commissioner Goodell about this. It’s not fun, and I don’t know what I have to do.”

Newton said the breaking point came in the second half of the Panthers’ 30-20 victory over Arizona on Sunday when he took a hard shot to the knees on a pass.

“I could have torn an ACL. That was the breaking point for me,” Newton said.

Newton used the words “bullcrap” and “horsecrap” in reference to his conviction that officials aren’t making calls when he’s hit in the pocket. Newton said other quarterbacks in the league get those calls more often.

“When you constantly see the hits, when you constantly see flags being picked up and flags not being thrown, and to see other quarterbacks getting it for less physical hits, it’s taking the fun for me out. I’m just being honest about that,” Newton said.

But Newton was unhappy in general after taking several hits on which there were no flags.

“I showed a lot of frustration today, and I apologize to the referee I was talking to. But I don’t think there’s a person that can go through what I go through and keep their head, you know what I’m saying? Hits to the head, that’s one thing, but when you’re not protected in the pocket, that’s another thing. It became the story of my life ever since I came in, it’s always ‘oh, we missed that, I’m sorry.’ That’s bullcrap, that’s bullcrap.”

Newton already has missed one game with a concussion after a legal helmet-to-helmet hit at Atlanta. He was hit at least four times in the helmet during the opener at Denver with only one penalty called.