News Clip Number 1
Cam Newton signed a 5-year, $103,800,000 contract with the Carolina Panthers, including a $22,500,000 signing bonus, $60,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,760,000.
News Clip Number 2
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said Tuesday that he’s “sore loser,” but defended walking out of a press conference after the Super Bowl by saying he didn’t feel like talking to the media after Carolina’s 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser,” Newton said.
The league NFL MVP didn’t apologize for walking out of a brief three-minute interview on Sunday night in which he sulked and answered most questions in one- and two-word answers.
I have no respect for a sore looser who earns $20.7 million US dollars a year and accepted a $22.5 million US signing bonus and behaves like a petulant spoiled brat when he doesn’t get his way. His example to younger athletes is a bad one. Yes it is fine to be upset at the loss and it is important to give your fans their money’s worth in the form of quality interviews no matter what the outcome of the game is. A true gentleman would do just that.
Mr. Newton earns in excess of $1 million US per game and owes it to his team, league, and most importantly his fans (especially young fans that look up to him) on whose back his huge salary is paid to be a great example. Perhaps he showed us all his true colors on Sunday afternoon, easy to be a winner… but class shows through in how a person behaves in the darker moments of life. I wouldn’t want a child of mine to be as selfish as Newton was on Sunday.