UPDATED 2/22, 9:30 a.m. ET: The teenager in question reportedly issued an apology via Twitter late Sunday.
An account belonging to a player named Jseth Owens tweeted a note written on his phone, opening, “First & for most I want to express my deepest apologies to Cam Newton, my entire org, & my coaches for my actions at the 7v7 tournmanet this past weekend. I did not intend for it to get as far as it did! … As a football player, I let my competitive side get the best of me & it was a huge miscommunication. It was in the midst of the moment & I realize now how a lot of you took it as disrespect. I never meant to humiliate & let anyone down.”
He wrapped his apology by saying, “I realize this can dictate my future as a young man having very big dreams/goals but I will not allow this to stop me from getting where I need to be. So again, I apologize & hope I can be forgiven.”
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No Cameron Newton disrespect slander will be tolerated, even from the kiddos.
Cam Newton took time out of his schedule to come support children at a youth football camp. However, one child decided to heckle the quarterback for his status as a free agent, leading Cam to rebut with a comment on social media.
“I’m rich,” Newton said whenever the kid hurled an insult at him. He even offered to take this conversation up with the player’s father, but the kid decided to ignore the request. Cam later spoke briefly with the suddenly defensive kid about his skill set and what he contributes to his team before his coach interrupted their conversation.
Cam might have been subjected to a series of injuries and the same receiving core that drove Tom Brady to Tampa, but it could be lost on kids like this one about how dominant Newton has been throughout his career. Not only did he lead the Panthers to a Super Bowl, he is also a former NFL MVP, Rookie of the Year, All-Pro, and Pro Bowler along with being the quarterback with the most rushing touchdowns in history.
And his reign didn’t just begin in the league. After becoming a JuCo bounce back, Newton found a home at Auburn. He won two BCS Championships with the Tigers and was named the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner. Because of these accolades, fans found this video as an opportunity to remind kids that Newton is far from “ass.”