I've seen Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, at Carolina Panther games. I ask Jordan Thursday if he has advice for Cam Newton.
From the perspective of an athlete? Jordan asks.
"Yes," Jordan says. "Obviously he’s trying to put a lot of things on his back and that’s human nature. Sometimes when you expect so many great things you want to carry that burden yourself. And its virtually impossible.
"He’s going to have to get the support of his team -- obviously the organization is supporting him --and grind through this. He’s got to look at himself in the mirror. Every leader in any scenario always must look himself in the mirror and say, 'Can I do more?' or 'What can I do to enhance the scenario with my teammates to pull them along?' or do whatever I can to try to make the situation better.
"That would be my advice. Look yourself in the mirror and say OK, evaluate what I'm doing, evaluate what needs to be done and see what I can do to help."
I ask Jordan if he knows Newton."He lives in my building," Jordan says.
Or do you live in his?
Says Jordan: "I was there first."