Cameron Newton isn’t here for any kind of disrespectful trolling, even if it's from a young kid. In a video that surfaced on social media Sunday (Feb. 21), Newton defends himself against a youth football player.
The brief video shows the revered quarterback, who visited a youth football camp, attempting to hilariously shut down a kid who caught his attention when he referred to Newton as “ass” and followed up by repeatedly calling him a free agent. The New England Patriot would not let up on the teenaged troll. Every time the young player called him a free agent, Newton would fire back with a simple response.
Kid was really saying this at CAM NEWTON’S own camp (h/t thesportsuniverse/TikTok) pic.twitter.com/YjQjc53tNZ— Overtime (@overtime) February 21, 2021
“I’m rich,” Newton replied repeatedly. “Where’s yo daddy at? Let me talk to your dad.”
Newton is nowhere near “ass” when it comes to his NFL career. As a star quarterback at Auburn University, he won two BCS Championships with the Tigers and was named the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner. Once he entered the NFL, the former Panthers quarterback led the team to Super Bowl 50. He’s also earned numerous honors like becoming a NFL MVP, Rookie of the Year, All-Pro, and Pro Bowler.
Last year, Newton signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. Although he didn’t bring the team to the Super Bowl this year, the quarterback still has the option to remain on the team. If he doesn’t renew his contract, Newton will be a free agent. Even with his current future up in the air, fans of Newton didn’t appreciate the young football player’s interaction with Newton.
“We live in a world where a Heisman Trophy Winner, Former NFL MVP can be disrespected by a kid at his own Football Camp...smh Heaven help us all,” one Twitter user.
See more reactions to Cam Newton’s exchange with the young man below.
Cam you should have sent his ass home https://t.co/SJkUMUMnl5— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) February 21, 2021
Cam Newton is a nice guy cuz he should’ve made the kid do the Oklahoma drill in front of his mama and made an example out of this cornball. https://t.co/HZRDQRUd9T— Ahmed /I did shit with Mariah (@big_business_) February 21, 2021
you'll have to forgive me. i grew up in a time when it was clear that teenagers talking like adults got treated like adults. i can't imagine being that age telling CAM NEWTON that he's "ass." you serious? https://t.co/dJJzXlgpoo— bomani (@bomani_jones) February 21, 2021
Imagine you get the chance to talk to Cam Newton, one of the most successful people you’d probably ever get to talk to who has made it to the NFL, won an MVP, made a super bowl, made a TON of money, and you try to talk shit instead of learning from him. https://t.co/dLjU4cZJbZ— Zirksee (@Zirksee) February 21, 2021
Imagine getting close enough to talk to Cam Newton at a football camp and you squander it like this https://t.co/bDMOQj6NJY— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) February 21, 2021
Probably should ask him how to be a MVP in the league you probably wanna play in first.. ♂️ Smh https://t.co/QHj0hYgw1X— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) February 21, 2021
Cam Newton doesn’t have to do these camps. None of these athletes have to do anything to give back. This kid is ungrateful and choosing to take this opportunity not to soak in whatever Cam is showing him but chase clicks. https://t.co/JiYc9CZ8lv— Nick Russo (@N_Russ0) February 21, 2021
I live in Charlotte. Cam Newton is not an athlete who just throws money at charity. He throws his time. Effort and nervy. He shows up. Gives Food. Clothes. Shelter. He’s a real humanitarian. The disrespect from this little shit. Is pretty much this generation. Starts at home. https://t.co/MoWLTmHpym— CEO of #0FucksMedia (@realprinceblue) February 21, 2021
The kid: Hey dad, I told Cam Newton he was ass and hes gonna be poor soon. He wants to talk to you.— Peace God (@QreamAbdulJabar) February 21, 2021
The dad: pic.twitter.com/uvZAiHwTXj
I wish my children would disrespect any adult like that! I’m from the old school where this type of behavior is not tolerated! Real Talk. https://t.co/s6mmH3STfd— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 21, 2021