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.
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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 NFL.com. "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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