Cam Newton’s Father, Cecil, Goes OFF on The NFL About The Treatment of His Son on The Field
I’m sure you’re familiar with Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton’s father, Cecil Newton, who was accused of trying to get money from colleges and receiving money from Auburn for his son’s services to play for there school.
Cecil was not a happy camper after Thursday’s season opener and stated there is a bias or hidden agenda against his son. While he didn’t wanna say it was race related, he did mention it quite a few times while speaking with ESPN.
“I’m not just going to always say it’s race; I’m not going to keep fanning the flames of race in every situation,” Cecil Newton told ESPN. “But it causes me to wonder. Help me understand through transparency. Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL, help me understand how this can happen to the reigning MVP. Explain that to me. I’m not going to fan the flames of race in this particular category, but I really sit back and ask myself, ‘Would this have happened to some of his other fellow colleagues?’ Let the public answer the question for themselves.”
“I’m beginning to question the consistency of how games are being called — and who they would call this particular play against versus this particular player,” Newton’s father said. “Was Cam treated differently from other quarterbacks? In this case, yes he was — clearly. Anybody who has followed the game for any length of time and has a working knowledge of how the game is to be played would agree with that statement. People throw all these jingles out there about he’s mobile, he’s bigger, he’s more physical. There’s a lot of this and that. At the end of the day, Cam deserves to be protected just like Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Ryan Tannehill, Kirk Cousins, Andy Dalton, and the list goes on and on. I know a good hit when I see a good hit. I was a defensive player, and I played the game at the highest level as well. But when you deliberately target and when you’re constantly being hit after the ball is out, I question the intent of the defensive player, and I question the official.”
“These guys have to do a better, unbiased job. I don’t want it to necessarily be because he’s a black quarterback. But it causes you to wonder — are you really biased or have some hidden reason,” he said.
Hot take Friday. We’ll have to see how this plays out in future games involving Cam Newton.