The Racist(?) Treatment of Cam Newton

The Racist(?) Treatment of Cam Newton

The maligned QB is the first rookie in league history to throw for more than 4,000 yards—not to mention other records—but the critics just won't quit

Chris Wilder

by Chris Wilder, January 10, 2012

The Racist(?) Treatment of Cam Newton

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would you screw it up?”

Even if he wanted to say that racism had nothing to do with how he was treated, why throw two other Black QBs under the bus? Sigh. (Luckily, he will be around for a long while and that statement will eventually be forgotten.)

Newton has been described as a much bigger Michael Vick and who can argue? At 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, his pinpoint accurate arm definitely mirrors Vick. He can throw on the run and he can run when the play is designed to throw. The difference is his size. He is as big as many of the linebackers that come after him. He can take a big hit and bounce back up smiling. And after his record-setting season, despite the baseless naysayers, that’s exactly what Carolina fans are expecting him to do.

Chris Wilder is a Philadelphia and NY-based journalist who covers sports for the Associated Press and He also writes for Black America Web and Common Ground News Service. He is the former Editor in Chief of The Source Sports. Follow him on Twitter @chriswilder.

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