Cam Newton makes people stupid.
And sometimes, he makes them say things which are the opposite of things they said previously.
In a classic case of late-June hot-takery, former NFL defensive lineman Booger McFarland has declared Panthers quarterback Cam Newton a phony.
“People I talk to in Carolina tell me Cam’s not a leader and not well liked by a lot of his teammates,” McFarland said, via Ross Tucker.
The cool thing about this is, a year ago, McFarland said on ESPN Radio that Newton was the “Best young leader in all of sports right now.”
So, not to pick on Booger (see what I did there?), but which is it?
Certainly circumstances and opinions can change, and McFarland can easily claim he’s learned things in the last year he didn’t know previously. And if that’s the case, then at least one of his opinions was ill-informed and irresponsible.
Now we’ll just wait to see which one he claims, which will probably depend on whether Newton plays like an MVP again.
We now return you to your regular summer programming.