Cam Newton shuts down the idea he's criticized because of race

For as great of a football player as he is, Cam Newton still has quite a few haters. Maybe many of them are just sore losers, as the Carolina Panthers quarterback did a whole lot of winning last season. Or maybe it's because of the swagger and confidence he plays (and often celebrates) with.

But if you ask the Panthers quarterback and reigning NFL MVP, there's one thing he doesn't think leads to personal criticism of him as a player: his race.

It's a topic that has come up more than a few times already during the 27-year-old's career. There have been things written and said about Newton and his attitude that many have interpreted as having racial undertones. He's too cocky. He dances too much. He disrespects the game. He's selfish. Some wonder whether a lot of these complaints are rooted in the fact that he's an African-American quarterback in the NFL.

But Cam doesn't.

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