Remembering the Day Cam Newton Almost Died

December 9, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One year ago today, I feared that I would soon be writing Cam Newton's obituary.
December 9 marks the one-year anniversary of Newton rolling his truck after a collision and breaking two bones in his back. Photos of the crash were gruesome. Initial reports on Twitter were sparse and conflicting. Sitting at a desk 500 miles away, seeing images of an upside-down truck, frantically trying to gather accurate information, I feared the worst. 
I wasn't alone. "There was very much a sense of: 'Oh my God, they killed the quarterback,'" said Darin Gantt, Charlotte-based writer for Pro Football Talk.
"When you first heard Cam Newton was involved and saw the picture of the truck, it was scary," said Bobby Rosinski of radio station 730 AM in Charlotte, who was preparing to go on the air when news reached the station. "At first, panic set in."
Within an hour or so, it became clear that Newton was not critically injured. We all breathed a sigh of relief. In fact, he woul...

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