Mike Freeman’s 10-Point Stance: Cam Newton’s Star Turn

September 30, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

1. The brilliance of Cam Newton
Do you remember what was once said about Cam Newton?
It wasn't just the now-infamous comment about him having a "fake smile." It was much more. There was a sense that Newton was some type of Manchurian Player. There was something faulty inside of him, like wiring that could go wrong at any time. The talk about him as he entered the league, from those in the league and those not, was extremely personal.
It was summed up by this fat paragraph about Newton from Nolan Nawrocki in Pro Football Weekly's draft preview (via NFL.com):
Very disingenuous—has a fake smile, comes off as very scripted and has a selfish, me-first makeup. Always knows where the cameras are and plays to them. Has an enormous ego with a sense of entitlement that continually invites trouble and makes him believe he is above the law—does not command respect from teammates and will always struggle to win a locker room...Lacks accountability, focus and trustwor...

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