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Panthers to replace Packer fan’s banner that Newton took

Panthers to replace Packer fan’s banner that Newton took

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers say they plan to replace a banner that belonged to a Green Bay Packers fan that Cam Newton ripped down before the Sunday's NFL game.

Panthers executive director of stadium operations Scott Paul said Monday night on the team's website the team will review its current policy on banners and flags. Paul said the banner was in compliance with stadium regulations even though the team policy is that no banners or flags expressing support of visiting teams may be affixed to or displayed on surface.

'We've reached out to the owner of the banner and we're in the process of providing a replacement,' Paul said on www.panthers.com.

The banner, which read 'North Carolina Cheeseheads' and had a Packers logo on it, belonged to Mike Dobs, a Wisconsin native who now lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Dobs told ABC 11 in Fayetteville he spent $500 on the banner and $3,700 on tickets to attend the game.

He said Newton ran over before the game, tore it down and took it with him to the locker room. He was told Newton destroyed the banner.

'I was shocked because that was the one thing that I wanted to prevent by following all of the policies, all the procedures,' Dobs told ABC 11 in Fayetteville. 'Going through everything that you asked me to do, and then you steal my property.'

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