Cam Newton Says You Don’t Throw Party Just Because You’re Black QB
Technically, Cam said you don’t throw a Bar Mitzvah just because you are a Black Quarterback (you can listen to full clip here). Cam echoed my sentiments in my column while the phrase“Black Quarterback” should be eliminated from the media.
While being asked about the subject he brought up two important points.
1- He’s grateful for the ones who came before him because now the best player plays regardless of race.
2- He doesn’t want to be pigeonholed with just black quarterbacks.
He wants his name mentioned with all Quarterbacks, not just Kaepernick, but also Brady. He says that he learns from all quarterbacks, not just Michael Vick, but Aaron Rodgers.
It is wrong to pigeonhole anybody regardless of race or position. It’s sad he even has to answer these questions, but he did it in a very professional way and not just professional for a “black quarterback”, but as man.
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