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March 22, 2012

Cecil Newton: 'Nobody wants to hear of wicked intentions'

IMG_NCAA_Newtown_Loopho__2_1_Q731S56TCecil Newton has two sons in the NFL – Cecil Newton Jr., who was on Baltimore's practice squad last season, and Cam Newton, who was on New Orleans' bounty list.

Cecil Newton said the news his son was one of four quarterbacks targeted by the Saints as part of their bounty program hurt him as a father and a football fan.

“I'm a longstanding fan, as thousands and thousands of other people are, and nobody wants to hear of any kind of wicked intentions of hurting and taking out star players from another team. Nobody,” Newton said today in a phone interview. “People put thousands and thousands of dollars into this sport buying memorabilia, paying ticket prices, this and that.”

Cecil Newton, who played safety at Savannah State and was in NFL training camps with Dallas and Buffalo in 1983 and '84, praised Roger Goodell for his handling of the scandal.

“The commissioner came down with what we consider to be a heavy hand. But I think it sends a message throughout the league that it's not going to be tolerated. That's the part I'm glad about, not just Cam and the probability of injury,” he said.

“Of course, I would be concerned as a parent, as a fan and as a supporter. I played defense, so I understand the tenacity of how you approach the game. But the whistle and the rules and the guidelines are the whistle and the rules and the guidelines. When you cross that, there are penalties associated with it.”

Newton said Cam has been doing a lot of traveling following a record-breaking season in which he won Rookie of the Year honors. He was in Los Angeles last week to shoot a Gatorade commercial and has made several stops at IMG Academies, where he trained last year with former Panthers QB Chris Weinke.

Cecil Newton said his son has a personal trainer who accompanies him when he's on the road.

“So he's not just drinking pina coladas sitting by the pool.”

--Joseph Person


Posted by Observer Sports on March 22, 2012 at 02:02 PM | Permalink


He's also doing the Sports Memorabilia circuit getting $150 a pop for autographs and photos. NJ, Alabama, and California the last three weeks. The father is not the nicest guy either. He won't even let you talk to Cam at these events.

Posted by: 89 Graduate | Mar 22, 2012 2:17:42 PM

Bounties sound like a plot devised by the Russian coach in Mighty Ducks

Posted by: Wdeanis | Mar 22, 2012 2:36:16 PM

Cecil is upset because he couldn't get part of the action. He didn't have a problem accepting college bribs for his son's perfomance.

Posted by: Play Fair | Mar 22, 2012 2:38:23 PM

Stop being a whinney fan crying that you couldn't "talk" to cam newton when you saw him. You think he wants to stop and talk to every little kid and lunitic fan that wants to talk to him, and then it's can you take a picture, oh and can you sign my hat so I can sell it on ebay. He gets paid cause he's got talent and trains hard, not cause he talks to fans.

Posted by: GrammerPolice | Mar 22, 2012 2:38:50 PM

Class all around today... lol

Posted by: swizzlesticks | Mar 22, 2012 2:58:52 PM

Mr. Newton, your hypocrisy is impressive.

"But the whistle and the rules and the guidelines are the whistle and the rules and the guidelines. When you cross that, there are penalties associated with it.”

You didn't seemed bothered by the rules when you tried to sell him off to the highest bidder. You can't hide character.

Posted by: BigBear | Mar 22, 2012 2:59:31 PM

Cam signed autographs for my daughter's girl scout troop when they spotted him in Menchies a few months ago. He was very gracious.

Posted by: uglyyeti | Mar 22, 2012 3:10:11 PM


He is very gracious. His father, well not so much. Glad he signed for the girls. He knows how to interact with fans as evidenced by giving away the TD ball when he scores.

Posted by: 89 Graduate | Mar 22, 2012 3:14:37 PM

Oh puhleze...

Your son made the list because he is the QB. You take the QB out of the game and the offense, especially the Panthers' offense, goes nowhere.

Posted by: Tvan | Mar 22, 2012 3:14:47 PM

How much did you pay him for the quotes Jo?

Posted by: Holla | Mar 22, 2012 3:16:39 PM

I can't believe you knuckleheads are still on that laptop BS!!! Rookie of the Year and he's on our team so be happy! You knew when you put Cams pops pic up what they would probably say and bring back up. Wannabes.

Posted by: Hater Hater | Mar 22, 2012 3:47:32 PM

It's funny how many LSU & Bama fans jump on every article on the web about Cam. The man took their college football sammich and they still mad about it. LOL

Posted by: NCheel | Mar 22, 2012 3:47:47 PM

exactly NCheel it doesn't matter how much good someone does some people just need to hold on to negative things to make their lives seem not so pathetic

Posted by: zach | Mar 22, 2012 3:51:32 PM

This is the first time I've seen a picture of Cecil Newton Sr. I now know where Cam gets his good looks from. Both father and son are fine!

Posted by: Sugarbugga | Mar 22, 2012 3:52:04 PM

Sugarbugga, for $200,000 Cecil will sign that picture for you.

Posted by: musicmax | Mar 22, 2012 4:23:25 PM

Cecil doesn't need to be lecturing about moral issues, since he sold his own kid for money.

Posted by: Authority | Mar 22, 2012 4:26:03 PM

Just like you don't need to be making remarks on other people morality... God knows youre perfect right authority?

Posted by: zach | Mar 22, 2012 4:31:53 PM

Sounds like Cam Daddy is a businessman. Smart and looking out for his son's best interest nothing wrong with that.

Best of luck Cam and Panthers 2012 season.

Southernboy JJ

Posted by: Southernboy JJ | Mar 22, 2012 4:46:02 PM

Wow... The level of butthurt here is astounding.

In case you people forgot and need a little bandaid, here:


That's funny... It says here there was no money to change hands and Cam, nor Auburn didn't do anything wrong... Oh, wait, what's this?!?!!?



Seriously, sorry Cam beat your team in college, and if you're a fan of one of the teams he beat his rookie year in the NFL, well, get used to it. He's only going to keep getting better. In the immortal words of The Great One (that's Cam, btw) "1, 2, 3: WE COMIN'!!"



Posted by: Stephen | Mar 22, 2012 4:51:51 PM

Why do you guys even use this blog? You know the first people who comment will be whiners. Cause no one can reply to them. We cant make them look like the idiots they are.

Posted by: C_boss | Mar 22, 2012 5:03:24 PM

Looks like the bammer and Miss. St fans are out in full force today.


Posted by: z | Mar 22, 2012 5:38:37 PM

I have trouble believing this opportunist, how nieve is he ?

Posted by: Ja | Mar 22, 2012 5:45:02 PM

Cecil is offended? hahaha

Posted by: Haley | Mar 22, 2012 5:59:21 PM

If anyone knows anything about wicked intentions, it'd be Cecil.

Posted by: Scott Bryan | Mar 22, 2012 6:23:30 PM

Go Away You Piece of Crap

Posted by: John | Mar 22, 2012 10:26:30 PM

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