It's absurd. I mean, he's a great kid. You know, when I was recruiting him, there was stuff in the past, and he was... he's a young kid. He's a freshman like everybody else. He admitted he made some mistakes, but he matured, and I'm just telling you by the time we got him, I mean he is a mature young man, he's very trustworthy, I mean, he was a joy to coach. You know what he did on the field. You see his talent and all that, but off the field, he's even a better person.
When asked why he thinks PFW would publish something like this, and why there is SO much negativity on Newton (paraphrasing some), he responded:
You know, that's a great question. Because if you really knew Cam Newton as a person, he's one of those positive people that the world needs more of. He's always got a a smile on his face, he comes to practice every day prepared, he works his tail off, on the field he performs. He's just one of those unique people. I don't know that college football has ever seen anything like him. I think that cause of his uniqueness, people try to find out that something's wrong, there must be something to it. But physically, I don't know if there's ever been anyone in college football like him, and off the field he's got the personality that attracts people.
He's just a positive person, I think the world of Cam Newton, he's going to be very successful at the next level in my opinion.
I'll take one of Newton's former coaches who won a championship with him over some jackass sports writer as to his character any day.
Edited by blackcatgrowl, 01 April 2011 - 03:45 PM.