Photo: Cam Newton is wearing Batman cleats against Tampa Bay

Is Cam Newton cheating on his Superman alter ego? Judging by the Batman cleats he wore against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Dec. 1, he is.

Newton was spotted wearing a pair of black Under Armour cleats with a large silver and black Batman logo on the back of the heels.

Newton’s excellent play this season has led to an 8-3 start for the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are just one game behind the NFC South division leading New Orleans Saints.

[Thanks to Bleacher Report for the hat tip]