Cam Newton

Cam Newton’s touchdown dance in the fourth quarter against the Titans Sunday has somehow become the biggest story of the week, as some people feel that Newton failed as a role model by dabbing on the Titans. After the game, Newton reasoned that if opposing teams are offended by his dancing, they should try to keep him out of the endzone.

One very upset mother from Tennessee wrote a letter to the Charlotte Observer about her experience at the game with her nine-year-old daughter.

Via the Charlotte Observer:

“Because of where we sat, we had a close up view of your conduct in the fourth quarter. The chest puffs. The pelvic thrusts. The arrogant struts and the ‘in your face’ taunting of both the Titans’ players and fans. We saw it all.

I refuse to believe you don’t realize you are a role model. You are paid millions of dollars every week to play hard and be a leader. In the off season you’re expected to make appearances, support charities, and inspire young kids to pursue your sport and all sports. With everything the NFL has gone through in recent years, I’m confident they have advised that you are, by virtue of your position and career choice, a role model…. My daughter sensed the change immediately – and started asking questions. Won’t he get in trouble for doing that? Is he trying to make people mad? Do you think he knows he looks like a spoiled brat?

I didn’t have great answers for her, and honestly, in an effort to minimize your negative impact and what was otherwise a really fun day, I redirected her attention to the cheerleaders and mascot.”

The author of the letter, Rosemary Plorin, conveniently ignores the fact that before he took offense at Newton’s dance, Titans linebacker Avery Williamson did Drake’s Hotline Bling dance after sacking Newton.

“I could tell she was still thinking about it as we boarded a shuttle back to our car. “I guess he doesn’t have kids or a Mom at home watching the game,” she added.”

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith, for one, believes the author is lying.

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