This story is a little old, but with the Pro Bowl being played today, I found it a bit humorous. Former 49ers long snapper Brian Jennings was on a radio show a couple of weeks ago talking about the Pro Bowl.
He was pointing out how some take it seriously and others don’t. Apparently, Cameron in his first appearance in Hawaii was the latter. Check it out.
“Cam Newton owes me $25,000, a lot of people don’t know that,” Jennings said on Wednesday morning’s Murph and Mac Show on KNBR.
Jennings implied that an unprepared Newton cost him $25,000 more in a winner’s share after the NFC lost the 2012 Pro Bowl.
“We have Drew Brees with his playbook all week, studying. … We have Cam Newton with his head phones on all week goofing off. … We go into the game, and this guy is chucking the ball all over the place, and everybody is looking around going, ‘What’s this guy doing? Are you kidding?’ The punter and I look at each other and say, ‘We are going to have a long second half.’ We punted five times.”
“He went in there and stank it up. He never looked at his playbook and he’s chucking the ball all over the place. He can’t hit the open guy.”
It was mentioned by several players at the time that many weren’t taking the game that seriously and their play on the field showed that.
We will see what happens tonight.