All eyes on him. In the off-season, after a huge Super Bowl loss, Cam Newton -- loving son, new father, star quarterback of the Carolina Panthers and lightening rod for critics finally takes off his cape. In this EBONY exclusive, he openly addresses his regrets and rewards, and what all the controversy was really about.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) dives over the New Orleans Saints defensive line for a touchdown. Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (R) and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (L) together after the end of the NFL's Super Bowl 50 EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO
Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton uses the football stadium at Cathedral Catholic High School to show the public and the gathered media how he goes about training. JOHN GASTALDO/Union-Tribune/Zuma press
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton high fives fans after beating the Falcons to take the NFC South © Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC, USA. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) has a quiet moment during the NFC Divisional Playoff game © Action Plus Sports Images/Alamy Live News
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton during a news conference o in preparation for the NFC Championship game. © David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates his touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles © David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/TNS