Newton Disagrees That He Has To Overcome Racial Stereotypes

Panthers rookie QB Cam Newton apparently disagrees with his mentor Warren Moon’s view that he has stereotypes to overcome was asked in the latest edition of GQ if negative reviews of his game go back to “that ugly old trope” about the black quarterback being a “natural athlete” and the white quarterback being a “student of the game.”

Newton said “Sir, it all comes down to whether a person wins or loses,” “I don’t bring race into the game, ’cause then you’re talking about excuses. I. Hate. Excuses. Excuses are a disease.”

Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, who served as an unpaid advisor to Newton before February’s NFL Scouting Combine and April’s NFL draft, garnered headlines two months ago when he took exception to a publication’s unfavorable critique that labeled Newton as “selfish” and “immature,” among other pointed barbs. Moon said then that “a lot of the criticism (Newton) is receiving is unfortunate and racially based.”

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One Response to “Newton Disagrees That He Has To Overcome Racial Stereotypes”

  1. sandra says:

    I don’t see Cam disagree with his MENTOR. A parent will always see things a child doesn’t see because the parent has gone through more and is wiser. Simple as that.

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