Cam Newton didn’t play in the NFL last season, and although he has not found a team yet, he is not retired from the league. He very much wants to play, but there seems to be little interest in him.
Earlier this month, Newton suggested that his hair may be a reason why he is out of the league.
“It’s been hinted,” Newton said during an interview with Josina Anderson on her podcast Undefined. “And I’m not changing. People have hinted to where they say like, ‘Cam, we want you to go back to the 2015 clean-cut Cam.’ But, that was a different me.” The thing that is always mentioned is, ‘Cam, you’re scaring people with how you look.’”
Writer Jason Whitlock of The Blaze bashed Newton for his comments. He further stated that teams might not be interested in Newton because his play has regressed and because he is a distraction.
He also went further to blame his feminized identity for why there is a lack of interest in him.
Jason Whitlock: “Cam is complaining that he’s hearing ‘whispers’ that NFL coaches and executives ‘want that 2015 Cam Newton’… So who was the 2015 Cam Newton? Ohhh, that was the Cam Newton that was the MVP and played in the Super Bowl. Imagine NFL teams wanting THAT version of Cam Newton back? How racist and unfair! Cam should file a lawsuit claiming NFL owners aren’t obeying the ‘C.R.O.W.N. Act’, the ridiculous California law that prohibits discrimination based on hair style and texture. Cam Newton thinks like a woman. He told Josina Anderson ‘my hair is deeply rooted in my culture, and the people who look like me.’ I’m not sure how to describe Newton’s hair style.
He wears dreadlocks that are shaped into spikes that stand straight up; he looks like a clown. He occasionally covers his hair with a Mary Poppins style bonnet. What ‘culture’ is Cam reflecting? Who originated this culture? Kunta Kinte? Frederick Douglass? Booker T. Washington? Martin Luther King? Marcus Garvey? Nelson Mandela? Malcolm X? Who?? Among athletes and young Black men, Cam Newton is not alone in his hair obsession. Many male athletes have adopted the belief that a feminized hairstyle is central to their identity and culture. Men are every bit of obsessed with their looks and modern fashion as women… Cam is sitting around with Josina Anderson talking about Fashion Week in Paris, like how did we get here?
Pro athletes, particularly Black jocks, they dress outrageously and use their stadium and arena entrances to walk the runway as models. It’s all supposed to be ‘cool’ and ‘hip.’ It’s feminine. They’ve adopted the personalities of women. If Cam was still in his playing prime, NFL teams would deal with his desire to be a fashion icon and hair model. But as a backup quarterback, no NFL team wants to deal with the distraction of Cam’s childlike feminized identity. No coach wants Cam influencing their starting quarterback to waste time on fashion, dreadlocks, and cornrows. Cam should have played tight end in the NFL.
His personality quirks would be accepted. Tight ends are not leaders, they’re baby wide receivers, and divas in training. The quarterback position is for LEADERS. Despite all the efforts to emasculate football, the game is still hyper-masculine. It’s counter-productive to inject a feminized leader with a victim mentality into the quarterback room. Cam is out of the league for the same reason as Colin Kaepernick. Diminished skills made teams reluctant to deal with the victim mindset and obsession with looks and branding.
Cam should quit doing interviews with reporters who will tell him he’s a victim. It makes him look weak. He behaves like someone who folds at the first sign of resistance. The 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton and the 2010 National Champion Cam Newton— the ‘clean-cut Cams’, were resilient warriors who fought through adversity and criticism. They were ‘Super Cam’.
Unfortunately, Newton pivoted to ‘Super Model Cam’. He’s succumbed to the matriarchal culture promoted across social media. Nobody wants a transgender quarterback. Josina Anderson won’t tell Cam that, only a man will tell Cam the truth. Real men, unfortunately, are in short supply.”
Cam Newton remains a free agent and there’s no telling how long it will take for a team to finally give him the call and offer him a spot as a backup.
Newton did not play in the 2022-23 season and has had four losing seasons as a starter.
Newton had a 7-8 season as a full-time starter with the New England Patriots in 2020. In 15 games, he threw for less than 2,700 yards and eight touchdowns. He went 0-5 with the Panthers in 2021 after being signed mid-season owing to injuries at the position.n finished 7-8 in his last season as a full-time starter, with the New England Patriots in 2020. He threw for less than 2,700 yards, and only eight touchdowns in 15 games. In 2021, he was 0-5 with the Panthers after they signed him mid-season due to injuries at the position.
He has not played good football in five years. It has less to do about his hair and more with what he actually brings to a team.
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