Cam Newton decided to use his platform to speak is mind about the increased media sessions leading up to the Super Bowl.
This PSA came on the tail of the the NFL increasing the number of press and media events players are expected to attend. This year brought the addition of “Super Bowl Opening Night,” where fans paid $30 a ticket to watch players take part in interviews and interactions with celebrities.
“You know what’s confusing? How can I reword questions I’ve been asked so many times? Golly,” Newton said. “Nothing pretty much has changed since I’ve seen you guys 24 hours ago. I had an unbelievable sleep, but yet I’m up here again. It’s cool. It’s like I don’t know how you want to say it. I sound like a broken record.”
The always gentile Newton didn’t express his sentiments in a rude fashion, but he did make it clear that he felt as if he had to fill people in on the uninteresting,mundane tasks of his life.
“I think I’ve got to meet with you guys another time and nothing’s going to change. I’ll be walking out in this room, walking up those stairs, going to another meeting, going to practice, probably playing a couple of video games, talking to my parents, making sure they make it here on time, waking up, brushing my teeth … I don’t get it. I don’t know what you guys want to know, man, but it is what it is.”
It seems as though Cam is wanting to spend more time practicing and less time in the press room.
Though has used the media opps to be very transparent on his feelings ranging from race relations to his emotional playing on the field.
Here’s to hoping that Cam can find some time between media events to practice, and that he continues to find a way to use his platform to call for change.