Rivera shot down that report on Tuesday in explaining that Newton isn't hurt at all.
"I'm not sure where all that came from," Rivera said, "but he's not injured."
"I think that he's playing at the best condition he's going to play in," Rivera added. "This is Week 11, Week 12. We haven't had the bye yet. He's about as healthy as he's going to be, and that's pretty much true for anyone who plays this game."
If this were Dateline, this would be the part of the episode where Rivera declines to take a lie detector test then asks to see his lawyer.