Cam Newton looked to be transparent at this year’s draft. He had hoped by participating in drills and throwing he would get a few softballs in return considering the amount of press he had received in recents days that could be considered unfavorable.
A team backed Newton into a corner when asking him a question he was not prepared for.
According to the source, an NFL assistant coach questioned Newton about why he disobeyed his coach’s orders in the BCS National Championship Game. Newton ran a quarterback sneak toward the end of the game rather than take a knee as he was instructed.
Newton was not expecting the NFL to ask him about the incident and did not have a favorable reaction, according to league sources. He got defensive, sources said.
Asked about the interviews, Newton said, “Each and every team keeps you on your toes.”
Before taking a single question during his long-awaited appearance before the media at the NFL scouting combine, Newton attempted to put out a different fire.
In a prepared statement, the former Auburn quarterback tried to clarify a recent comment in which he described himself as “not only as a football player, but an entertainer and icon.”
A lot more scrutiny comes when you open your mouth more. You give those that cover you more material and insight and perhaps it is nothing you want. In Newton’s case, it may be what he wanted but didn’t expect it to come out to this.