Cam Newton is not here for disrespect.
After hearing a child yelling at him that he was “washed”, Newton retorted by saying “I am rich”. The kid continued to berate Newton, targeting his status as an NFL free agent.
Finally, the video ends when Newton asks him about his father’s whereabouts as the child continues to attack the 2010 Heisman winner.
Kid was really saying that at CAM NEWTON’s own camp (h / t thesportsuniverse / TikTok) pic.twitter.com/YjQjc53tNZ
– Overtime (@ overtime) February 21, 2021
Needless to say, seeing a renowned former Auburn Tigers varsity champion and former NFL MVP treated so discourteously brought Newton’s fellow pros to his defense:
Dude, I wish I had NFL players at my 7 out of 7. Not to mention such an elite player like Cam Newton. Reality check, you have a guy who hit every mile we dreamed of when we were kids. You’re supposed to choose his brain, be a sponge. Not an annoying fly that didn’t do him any damage https://t.co/b1gENqCCPr
– Mark VS (@ MVS__11) February 21, 2021
Any young athlete watching this video, don’t be that kid, don’t miss your chance to learn something from someone who has been at the highest level in this sport…. STAY HUMBLE https://t.co/BCmGPK8w1W
– 7⃣ Léonard Fournette (@_fournette) February 21, 2021
Cam you should have sent her ass home https://t.co/SJkUMUMnl5
– Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) February 21, 2021
Newton’s colleagues in the NFL wished they had the presence of greatness in their own meetings, and Dez Bryant even believes this kid should have had his privileges of being at the NFA 7v7 East Regional revoked.
NFL players weren’t the only professional athletes to come forward, with current and retired NBA players also giving their input:
I should probably ask him how to become an MVP in the league you probably want to play in first. 😂🤦🏽♂️ Smh https://t.co/QHj0hYgw1X
– Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) February 21, 2021
I wish my kids would disrespect an adult like that! I am from the old school where this type of behavior is not tolerated! Real conversation. https://t.co/s6mmH3STfd
– Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 21, 2021
Newton has had an average year for the New England Patriots after spending his first eight seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He is currently a free agent and he was recently linked to the Washington football team.
Fly War Eagle will monitor Newton’s free agency and keep you updated on this situation as well.
All we know is Cam Newton deserves better than this.