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Newton: 'I don't bring race into the game'

Posted on: June 25, 2011 12:55 pm
Edited on: June 25, 2011 2:17 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

You remember all the criticism heaped upon Cam Newton before the Panthers made him the No. 1 pick?

He was a one-year wonder, his learning curve would be steep, all he cares about his building a brand and being a big star. That was the talk leading up to the NFL draft. Of course, it all remains to be seen whether any of that is true, but that didn’t stop his advisor, Warren Moon, from declaring that the criticism had racial overtones.

The life of Newton
Said Moon nearly three months ago: “I’m not going to say it’s totally racial. I just think they just keep piling on. I don’t understand why they keep piling on. Because this is a guy that’s a very special talent that has done some very special things and they just keep trying to cut up every part of his game. There’s no way a guy could be as successful as he’s been whatever level that he’s been on and have all these different flaws that they’re talking about right now.”

In the latest edition of GQ, Newton was asked if he felt like he had been targeted by detractors a bit more because he is black. Newton took a different tact than Moon.

"Sir, it all comes down to whether a person wins or loses," Newton said, via "I don't bring race into the game, 'cause then you're talking about excuses. I. Hate. Excuses. Excuses are a disease."

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Newton: 'I don't bring race into the game'

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Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:10 pm

Newton: 'I don't bring race into the game'

Why is it that every time there is a situation of someones' charactor is brought up the racial overtones come out? This kid has charactor issues and it has NOTHING to do with race!!

Since: Jun 27, 2011
Posted on: June 27, 2011 1:01 pm

Newton: 'I don't bring race into the game'

What's a "Hiesen?"

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 26, 2011 10:01 am

Newton: 'I don't bring race into the game'

The politically correct thing is to answer the way Newton did but I'm quite sure the first time he screws up a play or doesn't immediately understand a defense he sees, race will be equated with his failure !
Yep, if Cam overthrows a wide open receiver, I'm gonna think, "Hey, Newton can't complete a pass because he's black."  Retard.

Let's put it this way.  JaMarcus Russell isn't a bust because he's a black QB.  He's a bust because, just like college, he lacked the dedication to be great.  He made head scratching decisions when throwing the ball.  He was always out of shape.  Those were some of the problems with Russell, it had nothing to do with his race.  The truth of the matter is that most people who are bashing Newton aren't bashing him because he's black.  Hell, look at Tebow.  He's as white as they come and he was being trashed way worse and has won way more than Newton.

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: June 26, 2011 1:33 am

Newton: 'I don't bring race into the game'

I admit I said Cam's game might not be right for the NFL, but with his attitude, I believe he can and will be sucessful.  He has taken the ultimate high road on the subject of race and that rules.  I am sick and tired of hearing it (it being race and mobile QB thing) and so is he.  Cam and Tebow are in the same ship.  Both are the most mobile QBs ever in the game and people who write about these things tell us they will fail.  But, why can's someone say "We will work in his skill set instead of us modifing him to fit our system."  I like what Cam has said and that is half the battle.  Cam will show us he is the man and good for him!

Since: Jun 25, 2011
Posted on: June 26, 2011 12:00 am

Newton: 'I don't bring race into the game'

whatttt fake smile man atleast he enjoys the game some ppl get hurt and never get a chance to even play the game even more..what is a he going to fake smile for he is happy that he gets the chance to play how u are going to talk down on somebodey who hasnt even taken a snap yet or threw a pass or even put on a jersey u aint god u cant determine the future...what if leads the panthers to the playoff what are u going to say then?..he made a great response he is just trying to be great and that was his whole thing...yea he came out of a spread offense but ever since he won the BCS he's been working hard to improve himself as a NFL q.b... and what he did at auburn was before you talk down on him give him a chance to even make it to mini camp........good response cam im a true fan and always will be even when you throw a game winning pass and it gets intercepted but i know it would make you better

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2011 11:52 pm

Newton: 'I don't bring race into the game'

His smile isn't nearly as annoying as his ears!!  I just want to cut those damn things off!

Even though his ears are hideous, I have a lot of respect for him for answering like that.  I respected Warren Moon till I saw this garbage.  Now he's on the same page as ignorant race card dealers like Donovan McNabb.  Hey Donovan, FYI...people say you're stupid because you didn't know that a game could end in a tie, not because you're black!

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