Cam Newton’s official Twitter account was hacked Tuesday afternoon.
The hacking was noticed when a string of eyebrow-raising tweets were sent mid-afternoon. One lamented Newton’s struggling fantasy team, and another tweeted at Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, calling him overrated.
The Panthers quickly announced Newton’s account had been hacked, and around 4:40 p.m. his account read that the problem had been fixed.
But minutes later, someone tweeted from Newton’s account that he wished to be released by the Panthers. Then came another string of bizarre retweets.
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S/O to whoever hacked Cam Newton's Twitter lol pic.twitter.com/yKRJVkCTYH— Tyler Persinger (@Tyler_Persinger) November 18, 2014