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The quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton led the team to the 2016 Super Bowl thanks to the team's 15-1 record and his NFL MVP award in 2015.

He was drafted as the first overall pick by the Panthers in the 2011 NFL Draft, and was named the NFL Rookie of the Year. He is one of three African American quarterbacks to win NFL MVP.

Originally from Atlanta, Newton attended Auburn University, leading the team to the 2010 national title.

Langston Wertz Jr, a longtime sportswriter for the Charlotte Observer.
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It's time now for sports. President Trump is calling on NASCAR's only full-time top-level African American driver to apologize. Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is still in the news about his salary and future with the New England Patriots. And the Hornets season may not be over after all. With "All Things Considered" host Gwendolyn Glenn to talk about these issues is Langston Wertz, a longtime sportswriter for the Charlotte Observer.

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There's no shortage of big sports news this week.

Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a one-year signed deal. NASCAR’s only full-time, top-level African American driver, Bubba Wallace, is becoming the face of the sport as another racial incident occurs involving him, and ACC Commissioner John Swofford is retiring. Langston Wertz Jr., a veteran sportswriter for the Charlotte Observer, joins us to talk about these topics and more for Time Out For Sports.

Source: Patriots Sign QB Cam Newton To Replace Tom Brady

Jun 29, 2020
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BOSTON — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.

Panthers Release Quarterback Cam Newton

Mar 24, 2020
Cam Newton during a game against the Washington Redskins on December 20, 2016.
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The Cam Newton era is over in Carolina, as the Panthers released the 30-year-old quarterback after nine seasons.

Panthers: Newton Can Seek Trade; QB Says He Didn't Request It

Mar 17, 2020
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The Panthers announced they have given quarterback Cam Newton permission to seek a trade — although the former league MVP responded by saying he never requested one.

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The Panthers appear poised to play the 2020 season with Cam Newton as the team's quarterback, according to an NFL Network report.

Panthers Owner Says Cam Newton's Future Depends On Health

Feb 11, 2020
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Panthers owner David Tepper remains noncommittal on Cam Newton's future with the organization, saying it will largely depend on how the quarterback recovers from foot surgery.

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The Carolina Panthers have a new coach with last week’s hiring of Matt Rhule, but the team still has a major decision to make this off season: Will it release, trade or keep quarterback Cam Newton? 

Big Decisions Loom For New Panthers Owner David Tepper

Dec 31, 2019
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The Carolina Panthers are in need of leadership and direction on and off the field as they prepare for an uncertain future.

Over the next few weeks and months Panthers owner David Tepper will have some major decisions to make that will directly impact the long-term future of the team he purchased in 2018.

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will have surgery on his injured left foot next week.

Newton suffered a Lisfranc injury in the foot in the preseason and started two games in the regular season before being placed on injured reserve. 

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The Carolina Panthers have put quarterback Cam Newton on the injured reserve list, a move that means he'll miss the rest of the season. General Manager Marty Hurney announced the move Tuesday after foot specialists said it "likely will take significant time" for Newton's injured foot to fully heal. 

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Carolina Panthers backup quarterback Kyle Allen will remain the starter for at least another week to give Cam Newton more time to recover from a foot injury.

Panthers Rule Newton Out For Week 4 Game Against Texans

Sep 23, 2019
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Kyle Allen will make his second straight start Sunday when the Panthers visit the Houston Texans.

Carolina coach Ron Rivera wasted no time Monday ruling out quarterback Cam Newton for a second straight game due to a lingering mid-foot sprain. Rivera said there is "no timetable" for Newton's return and that the 2015 league MVP will continue to receive treatment.

Newton's Status For Arizona Unclear After Reaggravating Foot Injury

Sep 17, 2019
Cam Newton during a game against the Washington Redskins on December 20, 2016.
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Cam Newton's status for Sunday's game at Arizona is uncertain after the 2015 league MVP reaggravated a mid-foot sprain.


Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton said his recovery from shoulder surgery is going well, an injury that especially plagued him the last half of the season. But until he's fully recovered, Newton said he's been working on another project: his new cigar lounge "Fellaship" in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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It’s been an offseason of turmoil for Carolina Panthers management with workplace misconduct allegations against now former owner Jerry Richardson. New owner David Tepper has brought change, and there are indications more change is coming.


In a video message posted to his Twitter account, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton issued an apology for saying during a press conference Wednesday that it was "funny" to hear a female reporter ask about a receiver’s running routes.

Keep Pouting? Panthers Drop To 1-5 As Spectacular Comeback Goes To Waste

Oct 17, 2016
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One win. Five losses.

The Carolina Panthers’ nightmarish downfall continued Sunday in a 41-38 loss to New Orleans. Carolina lost its fourth straight game – and its second in the past six days on a last-second field goal.

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  Here's a pre-season dining tip: Cam Newton is getting into the food business.

The Panthers' quarterback said on an interview with WCCB-TV Friday he's starting a food truck called "Smokn' Aces."

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The Carolina Panthers packed up their locker room Tuesday after a disappointing end to the franchise’s best season. As they did, quarterback Cam Newton addressed his critics.