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We in the football media will have little to do for the next week other than pore over every last detail we get about the people participating in the NFL Scouting Combine, so we’re grateful that this year’s most intriguing prospect, Cam Newton, will also be a full participant.

And we’re also grateful that Newton gives us plenty to comment on not just with his arm and his legs, but with his mouth.

Peter King reports that Newton told him in a phone interview today, “I see myself not only as a football player, but an entertainer and icon.”

As King notes, that’s the kind of comment that makes old-school football coaches blanch. Newton’s talent is undeniable, and yet I have a feeling there are more than a few NFL coaches who see comments like that and wonder if Newton is the kind of guy they want in their locker rooms.

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  1. herokravon says: Feb 22, 2011 4:02 PM

    Congrats Cam your stock just dropped.

    There are football players, and guys who play football. Cam is clearly a guy who plays football.

    Word up.

  2. marvin49 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:03 PM

    Football Player, Entertainor, Icon, Bust.

  3. broncostebow15 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:03 PM

    Have much of an ego?

  4. kosarsmyidol says: Feb 22, 2011 4:03 PM

    Vince Young 2.0?

  5. drexelvol says: Feb 22, 2011 4:04 PM

    An icon? A bit full of himself I think.

  6. blindofficial says: Feb 22, 2011 4:04 PM

    Just work on the Football part Cam, none of that other stuff is going to make you $60 million!

  7. saberstud75 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:05 PM

    Cam Newton sees himself as a football player, entertainer and icon…We see Cam Newton as Vince Young verson 2.0.

  8. damnvarmint says: Feb 22, 2011 4:05 PM

    Turd.

  9. radrhatr says: Feb 22, 2011 4:06 PM

    Ocho Cheato

  10. spungy says: Feb 22, 2011 4:07 PM

    Do not want.

  11. backinblack67 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:07 PM

    /bust

  12. kevo126 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:08 PM

    haha wow sounds like a redskin to me…

  13. ytownie says: Feb 22, 2011 4:08 PM

    Here we go, another TO, Ocho, Braylon, etc, etc, etc, and now we are supposed to believe he had no idea what his dad was up to.

  14. peester15 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:09 PM

    Man…I hope the Panthers don’t take this “clown” in the draft.

  15. kc4life7 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:11 PM

    Is it really a surprise that Cam has a huge ego? I mean the dude held his own “media day”.

  16. ravensfan4life52 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:12 PM

    I don’t care what anybody says. I like this kid. I hope he becomes a great NFL QB.

  17. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Feb 22, 2011 4:12 PM

    Yeah…this guy will be a bigger version of Mike Vick…or Vince Young…or Shaun King.

    Problem is, he’ll see himself bigger than the system and instead of playing within the team’s offensive means, he’ll want to pull the ball down and run, which always leads to problems for any QB. Sooner or later, the big hit will put him on IR.

    Let’s hope he can keep up with the hype….I’m going to go with a NO vote on that. Remember how Jamarcus Russell was a “can’t miss”??

  18. ninjapleazee says: Feb 22, 2011 4:13 PM

    so did Jamarcus Russell

  19. ygkr85 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:14 PM

    You can take Cam’s comment’s in two completely different ways:

    1.) He understands the super-stardom that comes along with being an NFL QB and will make strides to act accordingly

    OR

    2.) He’s going to be a ‘me-first’ player who will cause more headaches than his extreme talent is worth.

    My guess is more folks will be aligned with #2.

  20. scoops1 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:16 PM

    In the Jungle…the might Jungle…the EGO-Maniac Speaks Again

  21. 11inthebox says: Feb 22, 2011 4:17 PM

    Run the headline …and cue all the hateful responses for Cam Newton…

    Seriously though. How many “old school” football coaches are there?

    Modern coaches know what to expect from today’s athletes. Just like the players themselves, all the coaches are just tv stars in waiting.:Gruden, Herman Edwards, Jimmy Johnson, Bill Cowher, etc.

  22. boneyardbuc says: Feb 22, 2011 4:17 PM

    …thief

  23. 7pints says: Feb 22, 2011 4:18 PM

    Wow, such modesty from a guy who has done so much in the NFL. Wait a second…

  24. mybuttsayspft says: Feb 22, 2011 4:18 PM

    BUST!

  25. stairwayto7 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:18 PM

    An entertainer and icon? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. 420fan says: Feb 22, 2011 4:21 PM

    how about you complete a pass in the NFL before calling yourself and Icon. Your dad tried to pimp you to the highest bidder, and now your an Icon??????

    Cam, Please!

  27. pervyharvin says: Feb 22, 2011 4:21 PM

    Wasn’t sure what to make of him. Now I do. Idiot.

  28. joecool16280 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:23 PM

    Man, I already dont like this dude

  29. roxtar10 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:23 PM

    He hasn’t even been drafted and I already hate this guy….

  30. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:23 PM

    If it wasnt for this website I wouldnt even know who he is . . .

  31. tjp2033 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:28 PM

    Icon? It will be nice to see you flop.

  32. scytherius says: Feb 22, 2011 4:29 PM

    HERE we go. Another little college dweeb thinks he’s actually worth something.

    DRAFT BUST.

  33. shallowfan says: Feb 22, 2011 4:29 PM

    Shoot!

    I was too late with my “yeah, I think Jamarcus Russel thought the same thing” comment.

    Too many busts fit his characteristics and athleticism…and attitude. I stay away from him until the bottom of the first round at the earliest.

  34. leftcoastnative says: Feb 22, 2011 4:29 PM

    Ironically, back in 2006 Matt Leinart and his agent expressed the same thoughts about how Matt easily could cross-over to entertainment and advertising and become a matinee idol and icon as well as NFL QB.

    Wonder how that worked out????????????

  35. bigbigodnarb says: Feb 22, 2011 4:30 PM

    purpleisreallypinkyouknow says:
    Feb 22, 2011 4:12 PM
    Yeah…this guy will be a bigger version of Mike Vick…or Vince Young…or Shaun King.

    ——————————

    Shuan King? Any other black qbs you want to list, you stereotyper?

  36. 11inthebox says: Feb 22, 2011 4:30 PM

    @ ygkr85 who says:

    You can take Cam’s comment’s in two completely different ways:
    1.) He understands the super-stardom that comes along with being an NFL QB and will make strides to act accordingly
    OR
    2.) He’s going to be a ‘me-first’ player who will cause more headaches than his extreme talent is worth.
    My guess is more folks will be aligned with #2.
    ———————————————
    I think more folks WANT to be aligned with #2. Hate is all the rage these days. Pun intended.

  37. dfeltz says: Feb 22, 2011 4:30 PM

    I admit, this doesn’t look good but what was the question asked to him? I don’t think the question was, “How do you see yourself?” At least I hope not.

  38. scytherius says: Feb 22, 2011 4:31 PM

    And does he realize that not only has a put a bigger target on his back, every NFL defender is going to tee off on him about 30% more to knock the “icon” out of him.

    Glad my team has Rodgers. And for whoever gets him … sorry guys.

  39. hobartbaker says: Feb 22, 2011 4:32 PM

    Most thought that his older brother Cedrick would turn out to be The Entertainer of the family.

  40. philbirds says: Feb 22, 2011 4:32 PM

    Too many haters. I’m not saying he should hands down go #1 overall, but I don’t see how any of this years QBs deserve to be taken before him.

  41. abshire22 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:34 PM

    Jamarcus Russell anyone?

  42. JayRock123 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:36 PM

    And soon he will see the unemployment line if he keeps that up…

  43. dchuwo says: Feb 22, 2011 4:37 PM

    Not sure what he thinks the upside to those comments are. Then again, not sure how much thinking he does. Beware to clubs looking at him. If you don’t know history of this type of player, you are bound to repeat it.

  44. perry1977 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:39 PM

    What a butthole.

  45. universalcynic says: Feb 22, 2011 4:40 PM

    “My name is Willie… Willie Beamen,
    I keep the ladies… cream-in’,”

  46. bigbigodnarb says: Feb 22, 2011 4:41 PM

    11inthebox says:
    Feb 22, 2011 4:30 PM
    @ ygkr85 who says:

    You can take Cam’s comment’s in two completely different ways:
    1.) He understands the super-stardom that comes along with being an NFL QB and will make strides to act accordingly
    OR
    2.) He’s going to be a ‘me-first’ player who will cause more headaches than his extreme talent is worth.
    My guess is more folks will be aligned with #2.
    ———————————————
    I think more folks WANT to be aligned with #2. Hate is all the rage these days. Pun intended.

    ——————-

    Basically. Let’s be honest here. There are a ton of white NFL fans that, for some reason, want him to fail and do nothing more than stereotype him.

    I don’t like the comment but I can’t judge a person based on this. He’s said tons of things that I like, most notably that he wants to be great and will work to be great. As far as I’m concerned, most of NFL QBs are full of themselves. He just needs to learn to pull a Peyton Manning and constantly say “humble” when speaking.

  47. chapnastier says: Feb 22, 2011 4:41 PM

    Cam Newton has been drinking Cecil Newton’s kool-aid

  48. gregjennings85 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:42 PM

    Sounds like this kid has a good head on his shoulders.

  49. zimaman says: Feb 22, 2011 4:42 PM

    how about you take one snap under center in an NFL football game before we start carving your statue for Canton.

    what a putz!

  50. randolph32 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:43 PM

    It’s too bad we didn’t know what question Peter King asked to get this answer, as THAT could be very telling.

    First thing he needs to do is just do something, anything Positive on the Football field, then do it again, and again, and again….THEN you can turn into Neon Deion!

  51. bigbigodnarb says: Feb 22, 2011 4:45 PM

    tjp2033 says:
    Feb 22, 2011 4:28 PM
    Icon? It will be nice to see you flop.

    ————————————–

    How immoral is it to wish for a 21 year old to fail? This is repugnant.

  52. mvp43 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:46 PM

    Who knows how the new CBA will affect rookie players wages, but either way its safe to say that he won’t need a second job to make ends meet.

    If I’m an owner that will be investing millions of dollars on Cam Newton, he better damn well consider himself only a QB. There are just too many red flags with this guy……

  53. prmpft says: Feb 22, 2011 4:47 PM

    …we can say what we want – but he’ll be makin’ more than most of us (already than some of us) in a few weeks…

  54. fireshawnslocum says: Feb 22, 2011 4:49 PM

    Wonder how this “entertainer, icon” would feel about spending 5 years in Buffalo. That would do alot for his street cred. Look to T.O. for an example.

  55. ravensfan4life52 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:49 PM

    Let’s look at the NFL. Every QB is the icon of the team. Every football player is an entertainer, because what is football? entertainment! and every football player is (GASP) a football player. so essentially all he’s saying is he wants to be an NFL QB. what’s wrong with that? nothing. stop hating. Let’s see how many thumbs down I get for this one.

  56. Deb says: Feb 22, 2011 4:51 PM

    Don’t underestimate this guy.

    Newton wasn’t some wet-behind-the-ears kid when his talents were being shopped; he was more than halfway through his 20th year and extremely savvy. Auburn wasn’t even on his list of possible schools. He met with them once, signed within two weeks to attend for one year, and has no long-term loyalty to the institution, Since the investigation is ongoing, the school could face major sanctions while he walks away scot-free. But in the middle of all the controversy, he grabbed the mic at game and had the whole stadium eating out of his hand. He sidesteps reporters like a seasoned politician.

    He’s smart, handsome, has a Tom Cruise smile–and is both bigger and faster than Roethlisberger (though not as tubby). His biggest challenge will be settling into the pocket and not taking the ball and trying to make every play himself. He is absolutely serious about becoming an “icon,” and his ego is huge.

    Whatever he turns out to be, it won’t be another lazy Jamarcus Russell

  57. lucky5927 says: Feb 22, 2011 4:52 PM

    It is one thing to think it, even discuss it with your close friends and family. It is a whole other thing to purposely tell this to the media. As an Auburn fan I love what he brought to the program. But I liked him better when he just shut up and played ball. Most Diva’s tend to wait till they play in the NFL before showing their diva-ness.

  58. prmpft says: Feb 22, 2011 4:53 PM

    …i hear you peester15 – the panthers have enough clowns already…

  59. xsorethumbx says: Feb 22, 2011 4:57 PM

    the same people rooting for this kid to fail were also cheering that Mike Vick should be MVP.

  60. chapnastier says: Feb 22, 2011 4:57 PM

    @bigbigodnarb

    Obviously you weren’t here during the lead up to the draft for Tim Tebow or to a lesser extent Jimmy Clausen.

    Race has NOTHING to do with it

  61. blkmanwtan says: Feb 22, 2011 5:03 PM

    Last time I seen so many angry white folks it was when Barack Obama was elected President.

    Chill, I am quite sure the whole conversation wasn’t … I am also a entertainer and icon.

  62. hobartbaker says: Feb 22, 2011 5:03 PM

    I con the tests in college, I con my fellow students, I con the police, I con the NCAA, I con the media……

  63. thingamajig says: Feb 22, 2011 5:03 PM

    So let me get this straight, King asked Cam if he liked Starbucks and that was his answer?

  64. psousa1 says: Feb 22, 2011 5:03 PM

    Cut and run

  65. leftysmoke says: Feb 22, 2011 5:05 PM

    Sounds like a douche bag to me… I’d like to see Ray Lewis welcome this “entertainer” and “icon” into the league next season. Who does this guy think he is, Sammy Davis Jr.?

  66. litemater95 says: Feb 22, 2011 5:06 PM

    Icon? Maybe a downloadable NCAA 12 / Madden 12 Video Game Icon…….

  67. wetpaperbag2 says: Feb 22, 2011 5:07 PM

    Wow…I didn’t know Terrell Owens played QB! LOL

  68. scudbot says: Feb 22, 2011 5:08 PM

    >He’s smart, handsome, has a Tom Cruise smile

    Like OJ.

    >His biggest challenge will be settling into the pocket

    Wait till he meets Raji and Green.

  69. closisgood says: Feb 22, 2011 5:09 PM

    Yes I much rather prefer he say that he expects to suck and no one know who he is.

  70. ninjapleazee says: Feb 22, 2011 5:12 PM

    bigbigodnarb says: Feb 22, 2011 4:30 PM

    Shuan King? Any other black qbs you want to list, you stereotyper?

    —————————————–

    Randall Cunningham, Andre Ware, Warren Moon, Jonathan Webb, Nate Davis, Josh Freeman, Marlin Briscoe, Vincent Tobias, Kordell Stewart, James Harris, Doug Williams, Duante Culpepper, Steve McNair, Donovan McNabb

  71. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Feb 22, 2011 5:14 PM

    bigbigodnarb says:
    Feb 22, 2011 4:30 PM
    purpleisreallypinkyouknow says:
    Feb 22, 2011 4:12 PM
    Yeah…this guy will be a bigger version of Mike Vick…or Vince Young…or Shaun King.

    ——————————

    Shuan King? Any other black qbs you want to list, you stereotyper?
    ___________________________________

    Sure…it’s spelled Shaun…BTW.
    Aaron Brooks, Charlie Batch, Jeff Blake…we could go all day.

    That has absolutely NOTHING to do with my comment, other than the fact that I THINK this guy will be the next big bust. Some would argue that Reggie Bush is somewhat of a bust and certainly has not lived up to his big shot stardom that he thought he’d have too. Blame it on his age, his meddling father, his agent, or anything else…he has already stepped on his first pile of crap. Instead of going out and doing your job and working at getting it done well, he’s popping off at things even beyond football….setting himself to be the next Ryan Leaf. That better, A-hole???

  72. stairwayto7 says: Feb 22, 2011 5:14 PM

    95% of thumbs up on all comments.. SEC fan must be wising up that MOST OF THEIR QB’S are NFL BUST!

  73. 11inthebox says: Feb 22, 2011 5:17 PM

    @ bigbigodnarb who says:

    Basically. Let’s be honest here. There are a ton of white NFL fans that, for some reason, want him to fail and do nothing more than stereotype him.

    I don’t like the comment but I can’t judge a person based on this. He’s said tons of things that I like, most notably that he wants to be great and will work to be great. As far as I’m concerned, most of NFL QBs are full of themselves. He just needs to learn to pull a Peyton Manning and constantly say “humble” when speaking.
    ——————————————-
    You’re absolutey right. It’s all about saying the right things and pretending to be humble—especially for black folks. It’s funny. White folks just love to hear about black kids who come from poverty, who have to “fight” for everything they have.

    Then, when they succeed, they want them to be “humble,” as if they still owe white folks something.

    But I still think its also about my earlier comment. Just a lot of really bitter people masquerading as “fans.”

  74. lucky5927 says: Feb 22, 2011 5:18 PM

    Agreed Deb! You always bring great points to the conversation.

  75. nps6724 says: Feb 22, 2011 5:22 PM

    Vince Young Part II

  76. jpmelon says: Feb 22, 2011 5:24 PM

    Amazing how Andrew Luck drops out of the draft and now people care about what this clown has to say.

    I think the QBs this year are terrible and I hope Buffalo passes on this guy until (at least) the 2nd round, cuz you know he’ll still be available.

  77. knucklebucket says: Feb 22, 2011 5:25 PM

    I know next to nothing about this kid but sounds like an arrogant egomaniac so far. Do something beyond the college level Cam before you take yourself too seriously.

  78. jasonculhane says: Feb 22, 2011 5:35 PM

    WOW!! All of a sudden I don’t like the guy.

    What part of Warren Moon did he listen to, Moon would never say something like this.

    To me Cam has got “bust” written all over his face, from day one his dad has hyped him and pretty soon he’s gonna answer for the hype.

    I have to wonder….When is the NFL gonna fall out of love with the zero intelligent, athletic, strong arm, scramblin quarterback? The NFL longed have looked for the combination of Barry Sanders/John Elway and its a silly quest that always ends up in a BUSTED player.

    The problem is, like Cam and Vick, most of these players who are quarterbacks are more “Barry Sanders” less “John Elway” to begin their NFL careers. Thus turn their careers from the hype machines they were into turnover machines they become.

  79. gregjennings85 says: Feb 22, 2011 5:38 PM

    gregjennings85:

    “Sounds like this kid has a good head on his shoulders.”

    ________________________________

    Sarcasm, all. Come on.

  80. bullpuppy552 says: Feb 22, 2011 5:43 PM

    With comments like that he sounds exactly like Vince Young. If he has that mentality then I feel sorry for the team that drafts him. He will be another overrated flop.

  81. bensstinkyfingers says: Feb 22, 2011 5:44 PM

    Hey Cam, you might have your work cut out for you becoming, and entertainer /icon in Buffalo. If you consider doing Anchor Bar Hot wing or local snowblower dealer commercials becoming an icon then you’re good. Maybe go the old fashioned route, focus on taking care of business on the field worry about being an “entertainer , after your playing days are over. Good luck whomever picks this dude he has “diva ” written all over him.

  82. bullpuppy552 says: Feb 22, 2011 5:46 PM

    I would take Blaine Gabbert over this guy everyday of the week and twice on Sundays.

  83. egls7 says: Feb 22, 2011 6:01 PM

    Ryan leaf much?

  84. 11inthebox says: Feb 22, 2011 6:01 PM

    @chapnastier, who says:

    Race has NOTHING to do with it.
    —————————————–
    Yeah, it’s mostly about hate. It usually is. Hate for Newton, hate for athletes, hate for life in general. Got it.

    Only question is: why so much hatred? Were you people not hugged as children?

  85. bonniebengal says: Feb 22, 2011 6:02 PM

    I hope the Bengals don’t take him. That quote reminds me too much of Chad Ochocinco.

  86. alltimeballa says: Feb 22, 2011 6:05 PM

    @chapnastier

    not sure how you can say race has nothing to do with it when the only people that Cam is being compared to are other black quarterbacks as if no white quarterbacks with great upside have ever flopped. Why does he have to be Vince Young 2.0? Why can’t he be a modern day Warren Moon or Doug Williams?

    A few months ago Joe Flacco says he is an elite quarterback and everyone you agree with himeven though it was proven again that he is not. Cam says he is an icon- object of great attention and devotion, and you intimate that he is arrogant. Let’s see, are we paying attention to him? Is this article devoted to him? I’d say he spoke truth but its hard to hear it when he has been placed under an amazing amount of scrutiny. All that any of us who respond to these blogs can do is make predictions concerning his possible professional career. What I do know is that he has indeed become an icon with all of the attention and devotion that has been given to him. Let’s just let the kid do what he does and time will tell all.

  87. ppdoc13 says: Feb 22, 2011 6:07 PM

    not the way I would recommend starting out your nfl career

  88. egls7 says: Feb 22, 2011 6:14 PM

    Maybe a football blooper entertaining iconic bust

  89. steelergold says: Feb 22, 2011 6:14 PM

    Newton will change his tune. All it will take is a couple of days of rookie hazing at training camp. Big man on campus means nothing in the NFL.

  90. steelergold says: Feb 22, 2011 6:21 PM

    Like father like son

  91. rudy112 says: Feb 22, 2011 6:27 PM

    He’ll be hooked on Purple Drank his rookie year.

  92. ravensfan4life52 says: Feb 22, 2011 6:28 PM

    @alltimeballa. Joe Flacco never called himself an elite QB.

    But most of these people are hatin pretty hard. Just bcuz the kid has confidence doesn’t mean he’s gonna be a flop and it doesn’t make him a bad person. this kid has done nothing to anyone. bcuz his dad tries to get some money from some colleges Cam is a bad person. From what the NCAA has said and from what they found from their investigation Cam had nothing to do with that scam. But I’m sure you random people posting on here know much better than the NCAA. This kid has never done anything to anyone. He’s never harmed a person. But you all have to hate. You all have to hope he fails and hope he doesn’t make it just because he has some confidence and talent. You should be ashamed for yourselves. what’s wrong with you people? Oh he said he sees himself as a football player, an entertainer and an icon. you never stop and ask what was the question that that was the response to? you just assume he’s a bad person. Everyone hoping this kid fails must be miserable and hate their lives.

    Good luck Cam Newton. I hope you win a SB your first year just to see how many of these worthless people change their tunes afterwards.

  93. mike83ri says: Feb 22, 2011 6:31 PM

    He still may have a promising career in the WWE with those aspirations.

  94. blkmanwtan says: Feb 22, 2011 6:33 PM

    Last time I’ve seen a lot of mad people, it was when Barack Obama won the election.

    Football players are entertainers and that what he is. Is he an icon? Yes, he is an icon in College football. *He has awards to show*

    You guys need to get your panties out of a bunch.
    You didn’t hear the whole conversation, so stop assuming.

  95. hrmlss says: Feb 22, 2011 6:33 PM

    football player, entertainer, icon, and bust.

    He’ll fall to the 32nd pick and the Packers will…… trade the pick to the Vikings so they can draft him.

  96. Deb says: Feb 22, 2011 6:35 PM

    @alltimeballa …

    Wait a minute. Bad behavior is bad behavior, and that has nothing to do with race. And you can disapprove of bad behavior without wanting people to fail.

    I think Newton is a shrewd, savvy, egotistical guy who’s first priority is Cam Newton. That’s not unique in professional sports. I’m certain Auburn paid for his services and that he was in on the deal but will never face punishment. As always, those who’ll suffer most will be future Auburn students who had nothing to do with it but will live under the sanctions.

    But despite all the double-dealing, Cam’s talent is real, and I’m anxious to see how it translates to the NFL. I have a skepticism about spread QBs, but that has nothing to do with race. I’ve never been more skeptical about anyone than Tebow. But Newton has the arm if he can learn to hang in the pocket. I hope he doesn’t go to Buffalo because I’d like to see him on a more visible team. I don’t particularly care for him personally, but I can’t stand Brady and there are few QBs I’d rather watch than Captain America. Newton is an amazing talent. If you love the game, you have to be excited about watching that kind of talent progress.

  97. roxtar10 says: Feb 22, 2011 6:36 PM

    Basically. Let’s be honest here. There are a ton of white NFL fans that, for some reason, want him to fail and do nothing more than stereotype him.

    _________________________________
    What???? Where did the race card come from?? My only judgment has to do with who he, and his family, are already proving themselves to be. Black QB, White QB, Orange QB – this guy’s an egotistical douche and a media hound. It’s THAT reason people rally behind wanting him to fail. We’re all sick of these guys who get this incredible opportunity to PLAY A GAME for a living at MILLIONS of dollars and show a lack of respect and gratitude for the opportunity at every turn or with every comment. It’s the fact he’s entitled – not that he’s a black QB.

  98. bigbigodnarb says: Feb 22, 2011 6:45 PM

    purpleisreallypinkyouknow says:
    Feb 22, 2011 5:14 PM
    bigbigodnarb says:
    Feb 22, 2011 4:30 PM
    purpleisreallypinkyouknow says:
    Feb 22, 2011 4:12 PM
    Yeah…this guy will be a bigger version of Mike Vick…or Vince Young…or Shaun King.

    ——————————

    Shuan King? Any other black qbs you want to list, you stereotyper?
    ___________________________________

    Sure…it’s spelled Shaun…BTW.
    Aaron Brooks, Charlie Batch, Jeff Blake…we could go all day.

    That has absolutely NOTHING to do with my comment, other than the fact that I THINK this guy will be the next big bust. Some would argue that Reggie Bush is somewhat of a bust and certainly has not lived up to his big shot stardom that he thought he’d have too. Blame it on his age, his meddling father, his agent, or anything else…he has already stepped on his first pile of crap. Instead of going out and doing your job and working at getting it done well, he’s popping off at things even beyond football….setting himself to be the next Ryan Leaf. That better, A-hole???

    ———————————————

    Sorry for misspelling his name. I hadn’t heard it in years because he’s not really relevant. He still isn’t. I wonder what a short QB like King has to do with Newton. Oh wait… they are both black.

  99. norcalraider510 says: Feb 22, 2011 7:07 PM

    uh oh jamarcus russell alert

  100. terumiarai says: Feb 22, 2011 7:11 PM

    Having confidence is good, but being overly conceited? Can’t wait to see you go down.

  101. johnnyb216 says: Feb 22, 2011 7:24 PM

    Wow! This guy produced a quote which in turn produced positive feedback for a pervy comment! He’s already an icon as far as I’m concerned!

  102. bigdogg34 says: Feb 22, 2011 7:39 PM

    bigbigodnarb says:
    Feb 22, 2011 4:30 PM
    purpleisreallypinkyouknow says:
    Feb 22, 2011 4:12 PM
    Yeah…this guy will be a bigger version of Mike Vick…or Vince Young…or Shaun King.

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    Shuan King? Any other black qbs you want to list, you stereotyper?
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    Wow! If your black its time to give up on the racism thing, nobody cares anymore. If you’re white then you are just a pathetic little dweeb that wants everyone to see how not racist he is.. which makes you even more racist. I don’t really care what you are dude, I’m just sick of this race war crap, its getting really old.

  103. mywifegavemecrabtree says: Feb 22, 2011 8:08 PM

    Hopefully the rookie salary cap falls in place to limit this goofball from baggin’ 30 million.

  104. Deb says: Feb 22, 2011 8:12 PM

    @lucky5927 …

    Thank you. Despite the rivalry, nothing personal in saying I think Auburn paid. Just don’t believe he’d have played for free. No program is squeaky clean.

  105. chapnastier says: Feb 22, 2011 8:16 PM

    @ alltimeballa

    The only people who are saying this is about race is the obvious people that are black. I specifically referred to Tim Tebow and Jimmy Clausen to make a point. I could also referr to Tim Couch, Ryan Leaf, Kevin Kolb, David Carr, Alex Smith etc etc. in terms of QB busts.

    While I cannot speak for everyone I ASSUME he will be a bust because of his off field issues. People throw around racism too much in todays world. As a result it casts a shadow over real racist acts that still occur and deserve real attention.

  106. getweird4u says: Feb 22, 2011 8:22 PM

    ICON…really 14 games and he is an icon,wow i think this kid is overstateing his stock in most peoples eyes,as far as entertainment football is passion not entertainment it does entertain but i just want my team(the bungles so i know a thing or two about clowns who think they are more than football players) just play and from the looks of it less talking by u equals more money,dont think anyone is confusing you with a rhodes scholar

  107. augrad00 says: Feb 22, 2011 8:25 PM

    The kid has a plan for life after football not sure why you can hate on him for that. He wants to be known more then just being a football player. Not sure why that is a sin.

    You know its funny those that knew him best last year, a lot better then any nimrods on this board, mainly his teammates and coaches loved the guy. Anyone remember his teammates putting him on their shoulders after the SEC Championship game?
    Guess they didn’t find him a me first egotistical self centered player.

    Also Its good to see those on this board know more then then NCAA President when you continually say Cam was paid, NCAA President Mark Emmert “There was no evidence that money had changed hands and there was no evidence that Auburn University had anything to do with it,” Emmert said. Hello!!!

    Show me the evidence, where is it? The NCAA can’t find it.

  108. augrad00 says: Feb 22, 2011 8:28 PM

    Ravensfan4life you apparently are the only person with common sense on here that examines the facts. Of course we could be intellectually bankrupt morons and live in rumor and innuendo.

  109. rcunningham says: Feb 22, 2011 8:40 PM

    LOL everyone is so mad.

  110. nfl4ever says: Feb 22, 2011 8:47 PM

    Cam’s wonderlic score, over/under 10, I say under.

    Thumbs up if you say under 10, thumbs down if you say over 10.

  111. averyconnor1 says: Feb 22, 2011 11:37 PM

    anyone who says there is too much hate on here has to get it through their thick skull that people are sick to death of one showboating big mouth college kid after another who hasn’t proven squat on the field, walking into the league and poisoning it with their ‘tudes! Just play and shut up, make a real name for yourself first. Dont follow in the footsteps of T.O., Ocho, Vince Young, and any other guys who are just popular for having diarrhea of the mouth and s**t in their brains. Winning championships isn the goal, right? Not doing back up on a 50-Cent album. MAN!

  112. 6250claimer says: Feb 22, 2011 11:43 PM

    The QB position is all about leadership and what’s between the ears, and we’re getting a clear picture of what goes on in Newton’s noggin, and it’s delirious. Some chump GM is going to pick this knuckler in the top 5, and live to regret it.

  113. Deb says: Feb 23, 2011 12:23 AM

    @augradoo …

    Cecil Newton’s asking price from Miss. State was $200,000 but he said he would knock off $20,000 because of his relationship with Dan Mullen. Then the Newtons paid a single visit to Auburn–a school not even on their radar–and Cam signed within two weeks.

    So their asking price was six figures. They were willing to give Mullen a $20,000 discount for old time’s sake. But Cam inexplicably switched to Auburn after one meeting … for nothing? Right.

    Emmert has said the investigation is ongoing and more people were questioned this week. In June, 10 defendants including two major Auburn boosters, begin trial on federal conspiracy, bribery, and fraud. If convicted, they face millions in fines and nearly 300 years in prison. A third booster took a plea deal and will testify against the others. Evidence includes 50 hours of 2,700 wiretapped phone calls. The FBI’s probe is also ongoing, and the feds have indicated there’s a link between their probe and Auburn recruiting practices.

    Perhaps nothing will come of it. Or as with USC, it may be years before all the info is released. Say what you want publicly, but at least prepare yourself.

  114. whatswiththehate says: Feb 23, 2011 12:26 AM

    OH MY GOD…HOW DARE CAM HAVE AMBITION OUTSIDE OF THE NFL WHEN HE GETS OLDER. HOW DARE HIM DREAM OF BEING AN ICON. LIKE I GUESS PEYTON MANNING ISN’T AN ICON AND TO A CERTAIN DEGREE AN ENTERTAINER. NOPE HE’S SUPPOSED TO EAT, SLEEP, AND DRINK THE NFL OR HE’S A “BUST.” AND U WRITERS WONDER WHY FOLKS ARE BEGINNING TO SEE THROUGH THE THINNLY VEIL COVER
    OF BLATANT DISCRIMATION TOWARDS THIS KID.

    OH MY GOD…VOID THIS KID’S TICKET TO THE NFL NOW…

    So let me see if I get this straight, this Peter King guy has a phone interview with Cam. Then posted on his tweet of what the kid said in what appears to be an attempt to set him up then Mr. Smith picks it up and repost the Peters tweet and tries to use to to sabotage this kid.

    Mr. Smith, why are u and your sporting buddies so treatened by Cam. Why are u intentionally “Tiger Woods-ings” this kid. Ur continual undermining of this kid’s talent and scrutinizing of everything he does screams of elitist SNOBBERY. I wonder why??

    I guess only your 21 yr old son should be quarterbacks and show ambition?

  115. tryagainplease says: Feb 23, 2011 12:32 AM

    rcunningham says:
    Feb 22, 2011 8:40 PM
    LOL everyone is so mad.

    i think you’re confusing nauseated with mad.

  116. whatswiththehate says: Feb 23, 2011 12:33 AM

    Also Mr. Smith, why didn’t u print the rest of what Peter King’s tweet said about Cam…Oh yes, cause it wasn’t inline with ur agenda…FOOL

    Here is the rest of the tweet….”Under Armour just made Cam Newton available to me by phone for 15 mins. Polite fellow. Hope to spend time with him for SI at Combine.”

    Wishing Cam much success in the NFL..It’s clear way to many of these sport folks are jealous of u and is doing their best to destroy your image before u even get to the NFL…Don’t think for a minute what they’re doing to u and ur father wasn’t intentional.

    And always remember…what man means for evil, God will take it and use it for good.

  117. whatswiththehate says: Feb 23, 2011 1:21 AM

    Sure…it’s spelled Shaun…BTW.
    Aaron Brooks, Charlie Batch, Jeff Blake…we could go all day.

    That has absolutely NOTHING to do with my comment, other than the fact that I THINK this guy will be the next big bust. Some would argue that Reggie Bush is somewhat of a bust and certainly has not lived up to his big shot stardom that he thought he’d have too. Blame it on his age, his meddling father, his agent, or anything else…he has already stepped on his first pile of crap. Instead of going out and doing your job and working at getting it done well, he’s popping off at things even beyond football….setting himself to be the next Ryan Leaf. That better, A-hole???
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    Shaun it’s clear u really need to STOP thinking. It really shows ur ignorance. Reggie got injured. My God…What’s with the attitude that these athletes are like the silly characters in your X-Box..They are humans and injuries are par for the course in football.

    Ur posting reads like a typical arrogant behind, who enjoys hating simple because everyone else is. The fact that ur hating on QB just because he didn’t perform well enough for u, speaks volumes.

    Cam is right…He is “an entertainer and an ICON.” Judging by the many sports writers who simply incorporate his name into everything just to get folks like u to react and help them keep a job. How dare him speak the truth..

    But why should we be surprised, these sports writers actually make folks like u feel relevant by feeding ur weakness so they can keep a job and feed their egos.

  118. lawyermalloy says: Feb 23, 2011 7:44 AM

    Newton’s statement re, “icon/entertainer” is, to me the biggest “red flag” that should concern a prospective owner.

  119. sdbengal says: Feb 23, 2011 7:48 AM

    I don’t have anything against Cam Newton. I just hope the Bengals don’t pick him in the draft if he’s there. We already had an earlier version of him: Akili Smith

    That didn’t work out so well.

  120. shaggytoodle says: Feb 24, 2011 2:32 PM

    I think with statements like this he is setting himself up for falling on his face.

  121. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Feb 25, 2011 11:33 PM

    blkmanwtan says: Feb 22, 2011 6:33 PM

    *He has awards to show*

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    And he will likely join the following WHITE QB Heisman winners who never reach icon status in the NFL:

    Ty Detmer
    Gino Toretta
    Danny Wuerffel
    Chris Wienke
    Eric Crouch
    Jason WHITE
    Matt Leinart

  122. xmgmx says: Feb 27, 2011 8:23 AM

    He is t.o. #2. ME, ME, ME, ME!!
    If the Vikes pick him, I’m switchin’ teams! WAIT, that sounds all wrong on two counts… Why am I a Vikes fan anyway, and no, my preference will still be women :)

  123. peanutbutter&jelly says: Feb 27, 2011 10:39 AM

    i think after he gets popped a few times from some of these fast hard hitting defenses around the nfl he’ll either shut up and become a player or bust i lean more towards bust but we’ll see.

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