Foxboro, Massachusetts-A high school football player, Cam Newton, who was seen in a video spam post program, apologized to the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player after a viral exchange.
A short part of the video, in which Newton was repeatedly ridiculed as a free agent who was “about to be poor”, aroused an enthusiastic response from his colleagues in the Newton National Football League. It took place in a 7-on-7 football game and Newton guided his long-term team through his charity foundation.
The player, Jseth Owens of Perkiomen Valley High School in Pennsylvania, asked for forgiveness in a written apology on Twitter.
@CameronNewton @barstoolsports @overtime @espn pic.twitter.com/eBTg1tnnzI
— Jseth owens (@jsethowens_5) February 22, 2021
Earlier on Sunday, Newton shared an expanded video of the exchange on Instagram with a message explaining why he tried to speak with the player’s father.
“People often forget the athletes who are often seen on TV. They are loved by most people and hated by some people. We are real fathers, real friends, real brothers, real sons, and real Human. I have spread all over the country with the All-Star team. I have spent my time, energy and expertise for these children who participated in our program for more than 11 years. This is not something people want to hear or even not want to see.
People want to see me arguing with another young man and want me to’melt into my feelings’. But the fact is that I influence the lives of children in a positive way. Don’t get me wrong. I allow children to use their football to make them reach a higher level. In most cases, they can be hooded. “
NFL players expressed support for Newton on Twitter, including Philadelphia Eagles guard Darius Slay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Leonard Funnett, and New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan , Pittsburgh Steelers’ near-end Eric Ebron and the Denver Broncos.
Some children of this generation don’t like the fact that professional players take time to show love. They have the nerve to do so. .https://t.co/BO2x40H9EA
-Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) February 21, 2021
Any young athlete watching this video, please don’t be this kid, don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the highest level of people in this sport… Stay humble https://t.co/ BCmGPK8w1W
— July 21st February 2021, Leonard Fournette (@_fournette)
The little boy is talking, crazy…The defense should be kicked out of the camp… https://t.co/IXYC1a8itg
-cameron jordan (@camjordan94) February 21, 2021
He will not trigger social media to let children say anything with disrespect. .Haha boys put on cam shirts 😂 “I’m rich” and feel p😂#MVPCam (cam has always been one of my favorites) ✊🏾https://t.co/Sf4FJpkj3q
-Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) February 21, 2021
He tries to be interesting in front of his friends, instead of asking big people like Cam how to overcome adversity and become your MVP with a 1% chance of success.Ok
Under certain circumstances, he does not have to be… to support you…? https://t.co/RNcBEyyccz
—Justin Simmons (@jsimms1119) February 21, 2021
After playing for the Carolina Panthers for nine seasons, Newton spent the 2020 season with the New England Patriots. He plans to become an unrestricted free agent. He said in the “I am an athlete” podcast announced on Monday that he has no plans to retire.
“Don’t do this! I can’t go out like that.” He said when talking about the Patriots’ 7-9 2020 season. “I heard all the conversation. My pride does not allow me to do this. There are no 32 people better than me.”