i doin't have a problem with that. they were mentioned by name quite often as a negative comparison and they did it to themselves. it's an "honor" that they earned. they just didn't want it enough.
newton is separating himself from anyone who didn't have the drive for excellence he has. he is by name separating himself form those who he shouldn't have been lumped in with in the first place.
if russell and young didn't want to be cast in that light they should have worked more and focused on being great.
LMAO question...which one would you expect to make headlines in ESPN's / Medias "twist everything you say" articles
"Cam openly blames Russell and Young for his criticism."
"Cam states that he should not be scrutinized due to others actions."
Exactly my point, either way you get the SAME point across. Yet with the first by throwing out names it gives people a reason to bash him. Even you have to see that. Young and Russell probably did do stupid things. Yet one thing you learn if you want to be an ICON (as Cam wants to and hopefully will be) in sports...is you have to Perform Great, Win, and be Politically Correct (at the very least on occasion).
* Then again IDK lol c/ honestly in the back of my mind I keep saying "THey love Charles Barkley, and OchoCinco" so in this world maybe it doesn't matter what you do to become an icon...but you still should WANT a positive legacy left behind.
Sorry for the story lmao