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What Happened to Cam Newton? (Most Misunderstood NFL Player)

What Happened to Cam Newton? (Most Misunderstood NFL Player)
the joy the smile the passion the clothes the toughness the love the work ethic and of course the controversy Cam

Newton

his flaw he wears his emotions on his sleeve he's a little bit eccentric type a personality sometimes a little extra but damn it he's one of my favorite

player

s of all time and not in spite of those things in many ways because of those things he's human he falls he makes mistakes he gets up smiles scores a touchdown and then dance and your mother face yo Cam

Newton

what happened to cam newton most misunderstood nfl player
is one of if not the

most

misunderstood

player

s of all time you're talking about a guy who leaves it all out there take hits that I've never seen any other quarterback take always in shape loved by his coaches loved by his teammates all while simultaneously being hated by a whole lot of people he's charismatic enigmatic and yes dramatic a complex character who bought joy passion and

most

importantly fun to the game at a time but it was desperately needed this is

what

happened

to cam
knew it to way Kameron Jarell

Newton

was born in Atlanta Georgia in 1989 his dad Cecil

Newton

was one of those dads that stressed the importance of sports he also stressed the hard work it took to get to the top level of them to all three of his sons now sometime I have to really come over here and stress how good a

player

was in high school but we cam

newton

if you seen him play NFL ball it's not hard to imagine basically just imagine that same Superman playing for the Panthers running
around playing against slower smaller guys and he had to in the inner field dude dominated okay he was a five-star recruit and the number-two dual-threat QB in the nation Tyrod Taylor was actually ranked number one in that category fYI camp committed to the University of Florida at the start of his senior season in high school that same year a college freshman by the name of Tim Tebow threw for 358 yards and ran for another 469 yards and scored an amazing 13 touchdowns as a part-time quarterback
at Florida camp never one to shy away from competition decided to attend the school anyway with that said there's no way he could have been prepared for the Tebow mania that would ensue the following year so in 2007 a guy who would later go on to win a Heisman Trophy and national championship and have one of the greatest college seasons of all time was stuck on a bench behind another guy who would Heisman Trophy and a national championship and go on have some of the best college seasons of
all time so there you go an embarrassment of riches in Florida that you can play sparingly as Tebow went on to win the Heisman that year 2007 the old cam went over a lot of his teammates at practices as he was the only quarterback crazy enough to jump into the Oklahoma drew and actually dominate dude til this day this man somehow doesn't get enough credit for his toughness I don't want to hear about the toughness of no quarterback if you're not gonna mention cam no talk about it the
following year cam got playing time in the season opener but injured his ankle and missed

most

of the year didn't take long before that idle time let the bad choices either all right here we go the stolen laptop

what

actually

happened

the reports don't really give a clear picture and even the victim himself the guy who got his laptop stolen said he does not know if cameras the guy who actually stole his laptop

what

we do know these cameras the guy who ended up with the laptop so you know
there we go based on my own personal experiences I got to theory I think it probably went one of two ways theory one the guy left a laptop somewhere cam came across it realized there was nobody there to claim it slicing in his bag he's got a new laptop for theory number two some other student takes the guy's laptop and then sells it for a dirt cheap price to can okay if that was the case I'm sure the laptop price would have been low enough to alarm anybody that yo this is probably
stolen maybe I should mess with it but again cams like 20 years old at this time he needed a laptop really really bad judgment he made a mistake now funny enough I saw stuff like this happen in college and he never went quite as far as this one went but the police showed up they actually put in real police work on this and was able to trace the laptop back to cams room they show up they search the room they see the laptop but they want to make sure that's it before they confiscate it right
so they step out of the room to do some cop stuff I guess but when they come back yo y'all can't where's the laptop broke the laptop is gone again bad judgment by my dog cam now

what

happened

is cam tossed the laptop out the window now that's the part of the story that

most

people hear like oh he's just doing that the window of course they're gonna find it hang on now he throws it out the window he had his boy come by or somebody come by pick the laptop up and take it to
a dumpster you see

what

I'm saying that could have worked if they hadn't already seen the laptop in his room and even had his name and his login information already in the computer see

Newton

caught red-handed I still got the same question a day that I had then why did a scholarship football

player

build the need to illegally acquire a laptop it just seems like a basic need for a college kid but

what

ever kills my job but I know see you're making excuses for him this was bad
decision-making my 20 year old college kid and some people still judge this man not he's 30 years old they still judge this man up Oh a mistake he made a decade ago because the rules change as to

what

's forgivable and was not basically just depending on who's making the rules and

what

they've gotten in trouble for and

what

their friends have gotten in trouble for all that stuff is coolants forgivable but oh no but you did though yeah that's the thing like I said they took
this pretty far and cam was arrested on felony charges of burglary larceny and obstruction of justice behind this so everybody has actually route with yourself just watching this just think about how unbelievably fortunate you are from some of the stuff that you did we took a long long long time a cam had messed up he messed up bad he actually faced expulsion at Florida but he participated in a pretrial program that allowed all the charges to be dropped so cam ends up transferring to a junior
college called Billy in college three days after cam announced his intent to transfer Florida won in 2009 BCS National Championship plastering the Gators all over TV and creating an inescapable mental prison for camp I bet everywhere he went everywhere he looked is Florida National Championship the team that he just could have been a part of that's gotta be a hard pill to swallow a difficult thing to deal with especially at that age and honestly the story could have ended there but this was
what happened to cam newton most misunderstood nfl player
our first look at the remarkable resilience of Cam

Newton

many guys would have been crushed under the weight of

what

could have been can made the

most

of

what

actually was in 2009 the same years former prestigious d1 school had won a national championship cam led his night so prestigious junior college to an NJC double-a national football championship okay this is the definition of making the best of a bad situation cam gained nearly 3500 yards and scored 22 touchdowns he had refined his game in
Florida gotten bigger stronger faster and much more cerebral as a

player

he has something to prove and he proved it cam once again was named a top recruit but this time he was number one schools like Oklahoma Mississippi State and Auburn were foaming at the mouth to gain his managed services cam chose our burden even that would later become controversial as cams dad was accused of brokering a pay-to-play deal with the school an accusation that cam and his dad have denied now I'll be honest
this is an issue for some people it's a non-issue for me if it's true I think cams dad was playing with fire but kids getting paid to go to certain colleges like it's not a thing that I care about because I believe that should be paid any damn way then you wouldn't have to worry about this kid ever been in a position to feel the need to still a damn laptop so if if they got braided for going to Auburn I mean Auburn fans was it not worth it and one season at Auburn cam never lost
one scene game you threw for 2,800 yards we have 30 passing touchdowns and only seven interceptions he completed 67 percent of his passes and ran for nearly 1500 yard scoring another okay another 20 touchdowns on the ground broke that is absolutely crazy after leaving one school right before they won in addy going to JUCO and winning the championship there when cam got back the big-time d1 SEC football doing straight back to the championship game getting 320 yards scored two touchdowns and won
the damn thing he also won the Heisman Trophy that year as the best

player

in college football sweet redemption as he had just got kicked off the team two years earlier like literally in each of the next two years the man wanted championship gospel son now as you can see cams career has already had some massive highs and some massive lows and unfortunately that same kind of trend would continue during cams championship run boosters from Mississippi State have been leaking to the media that cams
dad Cecil

Newton

told them that it was gonna take more than the scholarship to get cam to play at their school from the outside looking in it seemed like they were spiteful as fellow SEC opponent was going on a run they looked at dragged cams name and he already had marks against them so he was kind of an easy target as a school who would later get caught up in their own trouble for recruiting scandals it's clear that Mississippi State's not above this type of thing so my theory and
it's just my opinion I have no proof in it like that just my thoughts I feel like Mississippi State just got outbid you know I'm saying that got out be can with the Auburn and there was pissed off about it in the 2011 NFL Draft Cam

Newton

was selected first overall by the Panthers Jimmy Clausen refused to give up the number-2 jersey can't wear it Auburn so cou can't wore a number a little more fitting Cam

Newton

started in the NFL from day one threw for over 400 yards in his
first ever NFL game and he did it again in his second game okay although he did throw three picks in that second camp but go on to have a great season by a rookie quarterback standing four thousand passing yards seven hundred brush guards his touchdown interception ratio wasn't great 21 touchdowns and 17 picks but we came and really ended quarterback or offensive

player

you have to take all of their stats into account so an nhien cams rushing stats and as a rookie he went for forty seven
hundred yards scored 35 touchdowns and through 17 picks that sounds way better and that definitely sounds like Rookie of the Year numbers I'm not even gonna check it wasn't all sweet for cam though his dude was criticized for everything from the celebrations to his smile yes there was even criticizing this can't smile bro it's kind of ridiculous it's super ridiculous but that's just

what

it was basically one writer said cam had a fake smile Sam Cam was very disingenuous
and comes across as very scripted and selfish this takes me a lot of places mentally but I try to have empathy so that guy who wrote this I'm trying to see where he was coming from okay basically this takes me back to

what

I was saying in the intro at cam being one of the

most

misunderstood

player

s of all time saying his smile is disingenuous is stupid it al

most

seems like you're implying that he has nothing to be that damn happy about so imma take that dumbass statement and throw it out
as far as the other statements saying that he comes across as scripted at times I can see that and using my empathy I can see how this writer may have seen that but but here's how I see Kim does not come from the same mould as the majority of first overall picks it doesn't and this isn't even just like a black-white thing like you can use Russell Wilson as a good example love Russ underrated actually but you know just very do very different people watch this clip real fast for
Russell Wilson so I'm fired up I get to be a part of the amazing amazing NFL Flag League and we're gonna go global with this thing obviously the United States we've got over 500 thousand kids that are playing boys and girls the NFL flag

what

do you notice he sounds similar to the way sounds in an interview little bit more casual a little bit more laid-back but very very simular here's a clip of camp it's a calm before the storm unlike Russ job interview is not cams first
language so when he speaks it some things get lost in translation like a spanish-speaking person who's second language is English sometimes when they speak things get lost in translation the same way you'd probably be if you gonna learn a second language I understand that's not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison because cam technically does speak English but cams dialect is very southern hip-hop influence in the way he communicates on a normal basis is vastly different from your
what happened to cam newton most misunderstood nfl player
average franchise quarterback and I'm talking everything from inflections to body language the whole damn nine yards and it's not unreasonable to assume that he had people in his ear telling him that he needed media training and he needed to learn how to speak like a franchise quarterback a part of

what

I think this writer could have been seen was just a college kid attempting to project the image he thought he needed to project in order to be accepted and looked at as a potential
franchise quarterback today we know that that's not even necessary yes my dog Lamar Jackson doesn't try to dress up his dialect when he speaks he's just authentic and free and for the

most

part I mean of course he's got his haters but for the

most

part people seem to love his personality still that may or may not have been the case back when cam was coming up I will say that today when I hear him speak he's a lot more comfortable in his own skin he probably doesn't have
as many people in his ear telling them yo you need to be like this or you need to talk like this and

what

he's saying and normal and his expression is that everything is is all a lot more congruent and he's definitely more comfortable in the skin and that's

what

happens as you get older cam definitely has some leadership qualities do is magnetic and if you watch all or nothing' you'll see how his teammates gravitate towards him but his style is far from perfect he wears his
emotions on his sleeves and his energy is very infectious the problem is that can be a double-edged sword when he's feeling good playing well and having fun the whole team is but when things aren't going great he sometimes has a tendency to get a little too frustrated and his negative energy can bring the team down a bit when I was a kid I did not understand this but now that I'm a bit older I do understand that the quarterback is the leader and I understand that the temperament of
the leader does affect the entire group I think that's why you see a lot of franchise quarterbacks be a lot more even keel because the guys who get really high emotionally can also sometimes get low and that usually doesn't bode well for the rest of the team with that say no leadership style is perfect as quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers have been said in the past to be aloof and younger receivers at times have had a hard time connecting with quarterbacks like Tom Brady or Peyton Manning
so basically this isn't an indictment on camp just an observation and something that I'm picking out that I definitely think he can continue to improve on in 2013 can made the playoffs for the first time and in 2014 he won his first playoff game despite dealing with a number of injuries including an ankle problem that he had to have surgery for and a hairline real fracture still that year he led the Panthers to their first playoff win in nearly a decade then 2015 at a magical season
where Cam led the Panthers to a 15 and 1 record they went on to win the NFC Championship and make it to the Super Bowl the season was actually pretty similar to that year at Auburn as Cam nearly went undefeated won best

player

award in this case the NFL MVP and made it to of the championship game only this time Camp steam wasn't able to come out victorious and it was weird bro I remember during warmup I look at my partner as I was watching the gangway and I was like dog Kim don't look
right like

what

's going on you know this fear late and while there's so many theories and go speculate here this video not for that we're not gonna go down the speculation trip but

what

we know for a fact cam didn't play well after the game Kim got a massive amount of criticism for walking out of the press conference early and being a bad sport so first of all let me say this the real reason cam walked out of the interview was

most

ly ignored by the majority of the media now
listen I'm not saying that the reason he walked out was like it justified or that it was okay because it's this reason I'm just saying tell me

what

actually

happened

and then I'll decide how I feel the thing that actually triggers the walk off is this Chris Harris who is within earshot of CAM he's in a celebratory mood hell he just won the Superbowl so nothing nothing down on him camp saying that he got a listen to that it pissed him off I'm sure he wanted to retaliate
respond stea say nothing he got up he walked off probably thinking y'all why the hell do they have the right here interview where I can hear it like that's pretty that's pretty cold now real quick I want to talk about the quarterback who won their Super pay in Manning I love Peyton Manning I love watching do play I especially love hearing him talk about the game I'm actually super bummed out that he turned down the Monday Night Football job it would have been so dope but anyway
Hades kind of the motto citizen as an NFL QB he's a guy that a lot of people get measured up against I remember him saying something that always stuck out to me and it's never been something that really took over Peyton Manning's narrative he said I never like the guys who say we'll get him next year it's supposed to bother you and that was evident when Peyton walked clean off the field after Super Bowl 44 in 2010 he didn't shake hands with Drew Brees he instead booked it
out of there and was definitely on that day a poor sport now my reaction at the time was the same as many he just lost the damn Super Bowl bro it happens like it's really no big deal at all I still feel that exact same way the thing is I keep that same exact energy when I'm judging other quarterbacks in this case Cam

Newton

bad narratives have dominated much of Cam

Newton

's career at a certain point it doesn't matter

what

you do and cams narrative got thrown them way back in
college during the whole laptop thing then his dad had the scandal where he was trying to solicit brand from the schools when it's on the play there was that came out those two things mixed with cameras a tight personality the fact that he dressed how he won't kind of do

what

he won't and looks and sounds different than the majority of other franchise quarterbacks it just all goes together for you beautiful bad guy narrative that the media narratives man they strong that's why
you can live in a picture of Tom Brady and you'll see this he's dejected because he put it all out there and it hurts because he's so damn passionate same picture of kam kam some selfish look at him he's giving up I know you're having it guys not a leader a leader of men would never let their teammate see them like this goddamn narratives bro kam Lewin carried the Panthers to the Superbowl but once he got there he wasn't able to get the win and it appears that his career
took a downturn after that in 2016 one year after his MVP season he had the worst passer rating of his career then in 2017 that fearless and hardcore way that kam plays the game finally started to catch up with him on the injury frame he had to surgically repair a torn rotator cuff and he suffered a sprained knee that year now the comments saying is that kam hasn't been the same since of Super Bowl and while it's true that is already flashy wardrobe kind of took another step toward the
eccentric it can be argued that the first few games of 2018 we actually saw the best version of Cam

Newton

that can be argued before the injuries took control the panther started that season off six and two before collapsing at the end cam who still threw for over 3,000 yards despite not playing the full season healthy had the highest completion percentage of his entire career completing 68% of his passes but cams nagging showed the injury only got worse as the season progressed and he ended up
having another shoulder surgery this time on his throwing ball while he was still recovering from that camp suffer two lives frank fractures so basically he's been out of commission since 2018 and you already know and sports people forget there's a new regime of Carolina and they decided to move on from camp after spelling to trade him with that said while it seemed like the owner was definitely behind camp it just never seemed like they actually got him to receiving weapons man I mean
he had

what

two years with Steve Smith on the back end of Steve Smith's career they tried Calvin Benjamin but that didn't really work out of course he had the trustee Greg Olson pretty much the entire time so that's great but that's one tight in and then by the time Christian McCaffrey got there cam was super beat-up then he got injured and he's been out ever since a few days ago in this trash year of 2020 the Panthers released Cam

Newton

people will see this as an
opportunity to try to humble do but I really hope he lands on his feet I'm hoping the medical check our other teams decide to take a look as I know they will once this pandemic kind of slows down and I know a whole lot of people have already said this but it just makes so much damn sense the charges have to be the place right you want to sell tickets win games dude's a free agent cam left a lasting impression in Carolina from all the make-a-wish stuff to the shoe signings and you can see
that he's comfortable and very genuine when it comes to dealing with kids those are smiles that he definitely does not have to fake he's as passionate as they are and can communicate with them genuinely when I look at cams career to this point and the reason I hold cam in such high regard and why he's one of my favorite

player

s his whole run in college football ending the NFL to this point remind me of a song by Frank Sinatra and I in the video with a couple of lyrics from it yeah
there were times I'm sure you knew when I bit off more than I could chew but through it all when there was doubt I ate it up and spit it out I faced it all but I stand tall and did it my way that's Cam

Newton

did it his own way he didn't conform and he came so close to that Super Bowl bro this would be a completely different conversation and he got it anyway this was part one up he goes to another team and goes through this season be on the lookout for a part two it's definitely
gonna become laughter we kind of see how this thing plays out I'm out of shot next time my name is Phil no raspberries