Cam Newton knows that not all that many people picked his team to beat the Seahawks last week on the road.
But he’s not using them as fuel for some desperate-for-motivation “hater” fire. He’s mostly laughing all the way to the bank.
Newton was having some fun Wednesday, saying he didn’t take it personally, as long as the naysayers made a personal donation.
“No offense, but I find all media comical at times,” Newton said, via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review. “I think you guys’ profession you can easily take back what you say. There’s not danger when somebody says it. If it was a pay cut or an incentive, picking teams each and every week you get a raise I guarantee people would watch what they say.
“If you make a bold statement and you’re correct, you should get X-amount increase. But If you make a bold statement and it goes the other way, you get a deduction. And it goes straight to the Cam Newton Foundation.”
When you’re 5-0 and rolling, it’s easy to get philosophical and have some fun with the prediction that goes wrong.
But as the guy who predicted that Ravens-Dolphins AFC Championship Game, we find Newton’s suggestion ridiculous and offensive.