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In addition to lecture halls and weight rooms, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton saw a lot of Interstates 85 and 20 this offseason as he shuttled between Auburn and Charlotte.

 

At his “school pride” event Tuesday morning at Memorial Stadium, Newton said he didn't want to be a hypocrite by preaching the value of education without a college degree.

 

Returning to Auburn this semester, while juggling the Panthers' offseason workout program, made for a busy schedule the past few weeks.

 

But Newton said he wanted to be at Bank of America Stadium as much as possible for the voluntary workouts.

 

“Showing my face only two or three times a week for my teammates to see, but at the same time going back to school was important,” Newton said Tuesday. “I was trying to stretch my appearances out to a degree. Being here in Charlotte, then driving back to Auburn, then driving back to Charlotte on multiple weeks was very challenging.”

 

Newton indicated he had dropped a few pounds this offseason while working out with a personal trainer in Auburn. He also said he had to work in the classroom after returning to campus following a two-year absence.

 

Newton, who took his final exams last week, said his toughest class was criminology.

 

“Finals were finals. My critique of a final is no different than yours. It's never fun. But at the same time you have to prepare the right way, similar to a game,” Newton said.

 

“It was very challenging this semester to go back to school, being that I was out of school for two years. Being in a controlled setting where you just can't leave when you want to as many times as you want (or) blurt out whatever you want to blurt out. You had to go in class with a nice frame of mind, be able to take notes and turn in assignments.”

 

As for the Panthers' offseason program, Newton said he was pleased to see new receivers Domenik Hixon and Ted Ginn at the workouts.

 

“Those guys have been making an impact already in OTAs, coming with a mind frame to work,” Newton said. “And having the mentality, the outlook we have had with people showing up to OTAs, really meant a lot to this organization and also to the coaches.”

--Joseph Person

 

http://blogs.charlotte.com/panthers/2013/05/done-with-finals-newton-back-in-charlotte.html

 

 

I don't like that he has dropped some pounds, especially with this offensive line. Unless he's talking about extra pounds he gained during the off season that he shed. 

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Get him working out and training asap

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The pounds he lost were likely gained though the course of last season eating junk food etc. It wouldn't surprise me if Cam was close to 260 when the season ended he was probably trying to drop back down to the 245-250 range. Not a huge difference but a difference.

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why would he drive all that way? Why not just fly? That's a lot of time he could save.

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ITS TIME.

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Lighter, faster

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why would he drive all that way? Why not just fly? That's a lot of time he could save.

So he can take his car with him...
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no reason to be concerned about his weight. Cam will be fine when the season starts. I mean come on, it's Cam Newton.

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why would he drive all that way? Why not just fly? That's a lot of time he could save.


So the jack booted thugs will keep their hands off his cock.

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i love that he went back to finish, and even more that he's studying sociology. it shows maturity and depth as a human being

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The comment about dropping pounds seems to read like it was intentional.

Hopefully lighter = faster.

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Can't wait to see him in action ;-)

/yes homo

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I was a social criminology minor. Those classes are no fucking joke. Harder than some of my 4000 level history classes both in written and discussion formats.

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Can't wait to see him in action ;-)

/yes homo


Haha. Same

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why would he drive all that way? Why not just fly? That's a lot of time he could save.

 

it's only 5.5 hours. you spend that much time getting to airport, checking in, getting searched, waiting to board, deal with delays, waiting to take off, flying, landing, finding luggage, leaving airport....and most of that for himgoing on while having to deal with people who want to talk to you, take your picture, watch you take a piss in the bathroom, and try to get your autograph.

 

i don't blame him. airports are a hassle. i hate them. they were fun for me for a while but it's easy to get burned out on them. when it's a short flight it makes a lot more sense to just drive, imo.

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it's only 5.5 hours. you spend that much time getting to airport, checking in, getting searched, waiting to board, deal with delays, waiting to take off, flying, landing, finding luggage, leaving airport....and most of that for himgoing on while having to deal with people who want to talk to you, take your picture, watch you take a piss in the bathroom, and try to get your autograph.

 

i don't blame him. airports are a hassle. i hate them. they were fun for me for a while but it's easy to get burned out on them. when it's a short flight it makes a lot more sense to just drive, imo.

that does make more sense in some ways. And even with his salary a private plane could feel like an expense. But the way the article reads it sounds like he was making round trips a few times a week which just sounds awful. Even in a big cushy automobile. 

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that does make more sense in some ways. And even with his salary a private plane could feel like an expense. But the way the article reads it sounds like he was making round trips a few times a week which just sounds awful. Even in a big cushy automobile. 

 

when i was in my 20s i travelled a lot like that. i loved it, tbh. maybe not a few times a week, but once or twice for weeks at a time....and that's not including the amount of traveling i did with different bands i was in.

 

i've had to do a lot of that kind of thing for sales jobs i used to have as well. at his age it's really not that big of a deal to drive that much and with the amount of attention he gets everywhere he probably enjoyed the peace and down time.
 

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I have my pilots license. I would have flown him for free.

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I'm not worried about Cam losing a few pounds. He was nearly 260 last season. Perhaps Cam was referring to muscle mass? He's a ripped dude.

It'll probably be beneficial in the long run. Cam ran a 4.5 at 250. So imagine him running around a tad lighter.

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250-255lbs is his ideal weight 

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Yup and I can personally attest that flying is even more of a drag when you are 6'6" and you have to jam your kneecap between the two seats infront of you and then pray to god the person sitting infront of you doesn't decide to use their arm rest. 

 

First class you say? I doubt there are any flights with first class service that fly between CLT and Auburn, most likely regional jets where the seats are packed in even tighter. 

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Yup and I can personally attest that flying is even more of a drag when you are 6'6" and you have to jam your kneecap between the two seats infront of you and then pray to god the person sitting infront of you doesn't decide to use their arm rest. 

 

First class you say? I doubt there are any flights with first class service that fly between CLT and Auburn, most likely regional jets where the seats are packed in even tighter. 

 

Hah...I'm that height as well and flying coach is miserable.  Knees jammed into the back of the seat.  The jackass in front of you decides to recline.  My shoulder is hanging over in the isle so everyone who passes bumps in to me and/or rubs their ass or crotch on my shoulder.  Can't lower the tray to put my drink on it because my knees are too high. 

 

Everything else about being tall is awesome, though!

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he also talked about losing weight last year in the offseason. more then likely loses it now so he gains muscle in offseason conditioning.

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Yup and I can personally attest that flying is even more of a drag when you are 6'6" and you have to jam your kneecap between the two seats infront of you and then pray to god the person sitting infront of you doesn't decide to use their arm rest. 

 

First class you say? I doubt there are any flights with first class service that fly between CLT and Auburn, most likely regional jets where the seats are packed in even tighter. 

when i was in college i went with a group of students to venezuala and one of my buddies was 6'8 350 pounds. he was absolutely miserable in each flight. the only place he could go where he fit in a couple planes was sitting on the floor at the back of the plane in the aisle.

 

it's those moments that i am glad to be under 6'.

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