Night net null null null The Panthers suffered their first loss of the season last weekend, but quarterback Cam Newton celebrated a personal victory days earlier.Newton, 26, and his longtime girlfriend welcomed a baby boy late last week in Atlanta. Ne
wton announced the news Wednesday via Twitter. My longtime girlfriend and I were extremely blessed to have a son last week. Our family is excited and thank you all for the well wishes!— Cameron Newton (@CameronNewton) December 31, 2015MORE: Cam's biggest plays of the year | Find out Cam's son's name "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 about the birth of his first child . Newton left practice early on Christmas Eve to travel to Atlanta to be with his girlfriend for the child's birth, according to The Charlotte Observer .After the Panthers' first score against the Falcons on Sunday, Newton took the ball into the end zone and rocked it like a baby, although later he said there was no significance to the move.