Cam Newton broke the news about his growing family on twitter Wednesday evening, but it didn't take long for reporters to start asking for more details about his newborn son. Newton gave some new details at the Panthers press conference on New Year's Eve:
Carolina Panthers Cam Newton became a father on Christmas Eve. His longtime girlfriend gave birth to a son who weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces. Newton says he'll reveal his son's name "in due time." Here are Newton's comments on fatherhood from today's press conference.Posted by Anthony Flores Fox 46 on Thursday, December 31, 2015
At the press conference, Newton said he's not ready to tell everyone his son's name, but it was later revealed to be Chosen Sebastian Newton. Cam did talk about his parenting ideology.
Cam Newton broke the baby news on his own twitter account, only after hinting at the news after a touchdown celebration in last week's game in which he cradled and rocked the football, as if it were a baby.
My longtime girlfriend and I were extremely blessed to have a son last week. Our family is excited and thank you all for the well wishes!— Cameron Newton (@CameronNewton) December 31, 2015
I've been quiet about this because I didn't want to create a distraction for my team and appreciate the privacy in this joyous time.— Cameron Newton (@CameronNewton) December 31, 2015