I don’t think anyone should charge for autographs.
Just a personal opinion doesn’t matter who it is, but players in demand have the ability to make additional money off their brand.
My problem is the hypocrisy in the media.
Cam Newton isn’t doing anything different than what Tim Tebow or any other player has done in the past, so why is his image being questioned?
On Saturday afternoon at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, Cam Newton will be glad to sign an autograph for you.
It’s going to cost you, though – $125 if he’s signing a photo, $150 if he’s signing a football and $175 if he’s signing a jersey. If you want an inscription like “To John, Best Wishes” added to the signature, that costs an extra $50.
I don’t like this.
But I do understand it. Newton has the right to charge three figures for his autograph in his backyard, just as I have the right to disagree with him doing so.
Newton has done almost everything right in Charlotte since he arrived. This, though, is a false step.
The Panthers pay Newton plenty of money.
Charging for autographs in Charlotte seems a little cheap.
I don’t disagree with what he is saying, but why is Cam being singled out? I get the feeling if this was Peyton Manning in Denver no one would say anything.
You have to be consistent.
He isn’t doing anything different than has been done for years and while people will say some of Tebow’s signings go to charity that is great, but some also go in his pocket, so that doesn’t work.
Stop looking for things that are wrong with players and if you do point out all the players not just one.