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November 18, 2014

Cam Newton's Twitter account hacked; he jokes password was his name

Update (Wednesday, 3:25 p.m.): Cam Newton has his Twitter back, and apparently a sense of humor about it.

Cam Newton's Twitter account got hacked Tuesday, and Newton joked Wednesday it was because his password was simply 'Camnewton1.'


We suppose it could be worse. Newton's password could have been '123456' or the ever-popular 'password.' But 'Camnewton1' wouldn't be that far away.


Cam Newton is the latest celebrity to get his Twitter account hacked.

Newton, who's only been an active Twitter user since May's NFL draft, was hacked Tuesday afternoon when his official account sent out a few eyebrow-raising tweets.

Among the tweets were "..", "SMH", "my fantasy team sucks smh", and a tweet to Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman's official Twitter account saying "overrated." He also had a few random retweets, including an Adam Schefter tweet announcing former Browns running back Ben Tate's release.


Newton has never been very active on Twitter. HIs account is a filled with brand endorsements, and rarely does he do much more than retweet those who tweet at him. That's why the stream of irregular tweets Tuesday afternoon threw up caution flags.

It's unclear how Newton's account was hacked. 

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on November 18, 2014 at 03:41 PM | Permalink


Oh this is why he can't play a lick this year?..Twitter! shoulda known good luck next year with your new team Cam you ain't getting no big money here!

Posted by: Panthers1995 | Nov 18, 2014 7:07:04 PM

He just needs a little crack sprinkled on him.

Posted by: The Cracken | Nov 19, 2014 8:58:56 AM

No one can seem to put a finger on the problem for the Carolina Panthers in the red zone

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Well if Im not mistaken Avant put a finger on it and you see what that got him!!!! LEADERS CALL PEOPLE WHEN THEY MIS AN ASSIGNMENT,,,NUFF SAID

Posted by: JOE | Nov 19, 2014 11:21:41 AM

I can see so much frustration in Greg Olsens face when bone headed mistakes are made but he keeps his mouth shut knowing the out come if he speaks his mind.You can see he`s a Leader but He may hurt someones feelings and we cant have that.I guess Avant couldnt hold it any longer, Whos next???? SAY IT,SAY IT.

Posted by: anonymous | Nov 19, 2014 11:27:48 AM

I can accept a speech from the Coach telling everyone where just not a good team this year ,We don`t have the players at the positions we need but we will right the ship next year through the draft and free agency , So to be honest hold on were going to get there it will take a little time but we promise were not turning into another Raiders team of the nfl,We will bring big changes next season on all sides of the ball and coaching such as OC, O-line Coach,to name a few,Just bare with us and we will do like the Arizona Cardinals did and become a winning franchise every year.Enough with the were still in it crap!!! the seats are sold this year tell it like it is there`s no money lost.

Posted by: joe | Nov 19, 2014 11:46:20 AM

after the beating that G-bay will put on minnisota They will play lights out when we come to town just watch theyll be pumped,

Posted by: anonymous | Nov 19, 2014 11:52:15 AM

Looks like the whole team has been hacked smh.

Posted by: Michael Jordan | Nov 19, 2014 1:44:20 PM

"joe", take off the rose colored glasses and snap back into reality. As long as Big Rat is the owner of this team, none of those things will ever happen.

Posted by: D.W.G. | Nov 20, 2014 10:46:48 AM

D.W.G., I think I can do a better job.

Posted by: Little Rat | Nov 20, 2014 11:37:01 AM

he just got a new fragrance line smh

Posted by: tony clifton | Nov 20, 2014 12:37:56 PM

Maybe Cam's new cologne can cover up the stinch of his stinky game. Oh wait, our defense does that! Lol

Posted by: Gettleman = Garbage | Nov 20, 2014 2:29:31 PM

Defense been covering his stinky game last few years!

Posted by: Gettleman = Garbage | Nov 20, 2014 4:42:30 PM

Gettleman = Garbage I have a BOGO coupon for my cologne. Do you want it? Sorry I have not been posting. Keep pounding!!

Posted by: Cameron Newton | Nov 20, 2014 4:59:24 PM

Nobody wants your cologne, clothing, or you as a quarterback!

Posted by: Gettleman = Garbage | Nov 20, 2014 5:11:38 PM

Cam is still franchise qb...need line to get with it and worse case we get him for a steal and some picks next year...keep pounding playas.

Posted by: ig is @changley | Nov 20, 2014 7:52:54 PM

Cam is not a franchise quarterback and he never has been!

Posted by: Gettleman = Garbage | Nov 21, 2014 12:22:22 PM


Posted by: Gettleman = Garbage | Nov 21, 2014 12:22:49 PM


Posted by: Gettleman = Garbage | Nov 21, 2014 12:22:49 PM

Gettleman = Garbage, how about some Cammy Cam juice? Keep pounding!!

Posted by: Cameron Newton | Nov 21, 2014 4:32:44 PM

2 things that will greatly improve Cam,Work on ball placement and pocket awareness,
Ball placement: lead your receivers if he has a step you must place the ball were the receiver can use his reach in the direction he`s running not jumping up that will break his momentum ,See this old clicha about if the receiver touches it he should of caught has gone out the window unless he drops a perfect thrown pass. It`s on the QB if the receiver has to jump or slow down and that needs to be said to Cam.
2. Cam has an problem taking to much time reading the field I believe this falls on Dorsey and Shula , Cam needs it drilled into his head you can only look that direction for a split second dont wait for it to develope cause then your on your back or your other reads are covered , So go to your next read , Bottom line is Cam needs to practice the silent clock that I blame Dorsey for ,Dorsey every time Cam gets ready to take the field you should embed in his mind and say remember you only have 3 to 4 seconds to have that ball out of your hands, Dorsey who ever calls in the plays to Cam from the sideline needs to say REMEMBER THE SILENT CLOCK every time after they call in the play and also add in a pump fake to one side then throw to the other,this is basic stuff yet week in and out you don`t see Cam using these tools,Dorsey why are you employed better yet does anyone in this panther organization ever get called out for there group not being prepared?????
5 will get you 10 none of this has been practiced on this week,Prove me wrong then, Its on you now!SHOW ME

Posted by: joe | Nov 25, 2014 12:03:31 PM

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