Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton doesn't back down from opponents on the NFL gridiron, and apparently he doesn't back down from fans off the field, either—even if they're teenagers. Sunday night, a video surfaced of a teen talking trash to Cam, and the 2015 MVP firing right back at the fan.
After it appears the two parties exchanged some words, the young man said to Newton, "stop playing, I'll fade you."
An undaunted Cam got right in his face. "You gon' do what?" he shot back, locking eyes with the boy, a stoic expression on Newton's face.
🤣🤣brooo make this go viral !!! pic.twitter.com/kHLWZ6PMyP— Jah (@JaheimWise) June 18, 2018
Needless to say, Newton—who is 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds—had a clear size advantage. Cam has clearly heard the worst of the worst from opposing NFL fans, but he probably wanted to teach this young blood a lesson: don't let your mouth write checks your body can't cash.
It was an unusually serious moment for Cam, who has been on a wave this offseason.
“You ain’t never had no old money.” - Cam Newton 😂 pic.twitter.com/LUpprRJQI8— AAWOL (@LiveAAWOL) June 15, 2018
Newton's stats took a minor dip last season, and as a result, Madden 19 gave him a rating that was ... questionable.
Madden 19 ratings:— Imari Thagoat (@thaprotest) June 18, 2018
Cam newton : 82
Andrew luck : 86 pic.twitter.com/39GhmKzwMk
Some QB ratings in Madden 19 [*subject to change*]:— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) June 18, 2018
Drew Brees: 90
Russell Wilson: 89
Matt Ryan: 88
Andrew Luck: 86
Ben Roethlisberger: 86
Carson Wentz: 85
Matthew Stafford: 83
Cam Newton: 82
Derek Carr: 82
Jimmy Garoppolo: 80
DeSahun Watson: 78
Newton, who recently turned 29, will look to return to All-Pro form this season. Meanwhile, this young man will probably never forget this weirdly tense interaction with the Panthers signal-caller.