The baby news explains the mysterious touchdown dance Newton did in Sunday's loss against the Atlanta Falcons in which he mimicked rocking a baby to sleep after reaching the end zone in the first quarter.
"I've been quiet about this because I didn't want to create a distraction for my team and appreciate the privacy in this joyous time," Newton tweeted.
I've been quiet about this because I didn't want to create a distraction for my team and appreciate the privacy in this joyous time.
Sunday marked the Panthers' first loss of the season, putting them at 14-1.
"We got our ass kicked today, and to a lot of degree, we deserved it, especially the type of way we played -- offensively, defensively and special teams," he told NFL.com following the 20-13 defeat. "And I'm talking with the mirror in front of my face. There were some plays that we left out there, we knew it."