2020 was not an easy year for former NFL MVP Cam Newton. He made the transition from playing in Carolina, the team that drafted him, to having a tough season for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.
Newton is now set to look for another football home in 2021, as he will be one of many free agents that hits the market in the middle of March.
At 31 years old, many think that Newton still has plenty of gas left in the tank, but last season was certainly his toughest as a pro. He threw for 2,657 yards, eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions with a QB rating of 82.9.
Over the years, Newton has always given back to the community, but over the weekend a video went viral that showed Newton getting into an argument with a youngster at his football camp.
The youngster appeared to have it in for Newton right away (which you have to wonder why he would even go to the camp other than for five minutes of fame), and kept yelling, “You a free agent.” The quarterback responded, “I’m rich.”
It went on from there, as the young attendee yelled, “You about to be poor.”
Here’s the video, which is getting all kinds of attention to start the work week:
Kid was really saying this at CAM NEWTON’S own camp 😳 (h/t thesportsuniverse/TikTok) pic.twitter.com/YjQjc53tNZ
— Overtime (@overtime) February 21, 2021
While that is the video that is getting tons of play today, there is a second video showing that cooler heads eventually prevailed. Newton then tried to have a mature conversation with the youth about his intentions as well as demonstrate what his objective at the camp was.
Here’s that video As you can see, this video clearly takes on more of an adult nature as Newton takes control of the situation.
Cam Newton shared a video from his football camp where he attempted to have a conversation with a young player who had heckled him earlier.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 22, 2021
It’s unclear what the young man was trying to accomplish going after Newton. It may be that the two had some type of history (who knows in this day and age), or the youth may be a Patriots fan and he blames Newton for New England not making the playoffs.
Nevertheless, credit Newton for the way he handled the situation and even more so for going back to the youngster later on and trying to smooth things over.
UPDATE: The kid said sorry.
— jseth owens (@jsethowens_5) February 22, 2021