NFL Fans React to Ex-Patriots QB Scott Zolak Saying Cam Newton Gets Distracted by Rap Music at Practice (UPDATE)

Former Patriots quarterback and Boston radio personality Scott Zolak argued that Cam Newton gets distracted at practice by rap music blaring over the speakers.

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UPDATED 8/30, 10:20 a.m. ET: Scott Zolak has apologized for his comments about Cam Newton.

“I’m sorry for that comment,” Zolak said on Sunday’s 98.5 The Sports Hub Patriots pregame show, TMZ points out. “I didn’t need to make that comment.

Zolak also said he talked to Newton, and they hashed things out. “I got a chance to talk to him, and Cam’s nothing but class. Great guy. He handled it perfectly,” he said. Check out his full comments on Newton below. 

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The ex-New England QB issued the mea culpa on the 98.5 The Sports Hub pregame show just before the Patriots played the Giants in their preseason game … adding that he had spoken with Newton in person over it all.

“I’m sorry for that comment,” said Zolak, who played QB for New England from 1992 through 1998. “I didn’t need to make that comment.

As Cam Newton and rookie Mac Jones compete for the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback job, one Patriots analyst thinks that music might be hurting Cam’s ability during practice.

Former Patriots QB and Boston radio personality Scott Zolak shared that he thinks Newton is distracted by the rap music at practice.

“I’d turn off the rap music first of all, because I think it’s distracting for Cam here,” Zolak said on his 98.5 radio show The Sports Hub. “Because in between every throw, he’s dancing. He makes a throw and the music’s still cranking.”

Meanwhile, Zolak believes that Mac Jones, the former University of Alabama quarterback who was selected 15th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft, “is here to work.” Zolak added that, with Mac, “everything is attention to detail.”

Last week, despite limited work in New England’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Newton played 17 snaps and completed eight-of-nine passes for 103 yards and a touchdown. 

Following Cam’s performance, Zolak said it’s still the former MVP’s job to lose. “I think it’s decision week. I think you need one more look at Cam,” the analyst said.

Scroll down to see some Twitter reactions to Zolak’s comments.

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