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Deadspin Responds to Scott Fowler Re: Cam Charging

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"The Panthers pay Newton plenty of money," Fowler writes. "Charging for autographs in Charlotte seems a little cheap." Well, poo. I had no idea we had a personal earnings cap here in AMURRICA. If Cam Newton can make another $50,000 for a couple hours of work, he is a very lucky man and might be dumb for not doing this every week. And if he wants to spend it on a diamond stud earring or a Land Rover or underground royalty porn, he should do that too, because he's not bending anyone's arm to pony up the cash. As Fowler even notes, Newton already signs thousands of free autographs, all the time. Don't want to pay $150 bucks? Then don't! Go to training camp and get one there.

Newton spent his entire college career struggling against the imposed notion that an amateur player shouldn't be compensated for his value. He reportedly didn't struggle very hard, but that's not the point. He's a pro now, and he can get paid, and people are willing to pay him for his image and his presence. Fair compensation, set by an open market, to reward an athlete for his perceived worth. What a novel concept.

http://deadspin.com/5925779/cam-newton-is-charging-for-autographs-the-horror

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Newton already signs thousands of free autographs, all the time. Don't want to pay $150 bucks? Then don't! Go to training camp and get one there.

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Scott Fowler can eat sh1t and die

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It's funny some of the things people try to pull out of their asses to make Newton look like a bad guy still...

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In my opinion, they would have been better off just saying nothing.

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You can't really expect Fowler to understand fair market principles while working for a lib rag now can you? I do read the observer but I believe we are expecting a little too much from Scott.

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This is more about Deadspin's gossip than it is about Cam Newton. If Deadspin was PR site (or company), they would have the perfect name. They just need to shut up.

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Perhaps TRD isn't Matt Moore's little brother but is in fact....Scott Fowler

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Not sure whats more silly, the extreme outrage over the autographs or the extreme outrage over the extreme outrage over the autographs.

If you feel really strongly either way, you need a hobby.

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I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm not as much outraged (I don't think I'm outraged at all) as much as I am annoyed. If Cam didn't sign any autographs at all, and this was the only way fans could meet him at all, I could at least understand why someone would be upset.

But the very fact that you can see him and get his autograph for free at a number of practices or throughout camp makes this petty.

And the fact that he is not the first nor the last to do this makes me think of reasons as to why this is even a big story. Part of this is because its July, but (this is just my opinion), I think this blows up even if it wasn't the offseason. I think there's more to it.

Obviously there is an emotional atttachment as a fan, yes I get defensive. But to me its annoying that this is a story at all, and if there is a precedent for this being a story I haven't seen it.

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