NFL Star Cam Newton Defends His On-Field Celebrations: 'They've Never Seen Anyone Like Me'
The flashy Panthers' player says being a black quarterback "might scare some people."
Cam Newton is one of the NFL’s most electrifying quarterbacks and has led his Carolina Panthers to Super Bowl 50.
Carolina fans love Newton, and the quarterback goes out of his way to make kids feel special during a game by always handing over a ball to a lucky youngster in the stands.
He often celebrates as if he is Clark Kent opening his shirt to reveal a Superman costume.
But he is not universally liked.
Even his hometown Atlanta newspaper paper had this headline. "5 Reasons To Hate Cam” and there's a Facebook page called “I Hate Cam Newton".
Newton says he thinks race plays a factor. "I said it since day one, I am an African-American quarterback and that may scare a lot of people."
CBS Sports Network radio host Craig Carton says "Cam Newton put himself in a bad spot and said something that is ludicrous." He noted other black NFL quaterbacks such as Michael Vick and Randall Cunningham.
Newton will go up against Peyton Manning in Super Bowl 50.
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