Cam Newton: Look at My Dab

DeShawn Smith, Staff Reporter

The 2015-16 NFL MVP and Super bowl 50 participant, Cam Newton, had a successful season. Dabbing through 2015, giving children footballs after touchdowns, and always having a smile on his face are all features that make Cam Newton who he is.

Even with his great deeds and accomplishments there are always people out there who want to take the shine away from him. Race is one of the problems with the shaming of Cam Newton. According to CounterPunch, 20% of the NFL QB’s are black, Cam being one of them. Newton is one of the biggest influences of 2016.

Cam Newton said: “It’s a constant reminder… never take nothing for granted. Just a simple ‘I Love You,’ just a simple appreciation for others… it goes a long way. My pops always said, ‘one day you can be on top of the world, and the next day the world can be on top of you,’ So you just gotta take it with a grain of salt.”

Discrimination is all-around the black culture, we see it during the Oscars and we see it with Cam Newton. Newton started to Dab and got all the children involved and made them start dancing. For all those who don’t know what the Dab is, it’s a dance created by rap artists, Migos & Quavo and it’s where you lean your head towards the inside of your elbow.

During a Titans game, Cam Newton introduced his dance moves after scoring a rushing touchdown and antagonized the Titan’s defensive line. The Tennessee arena was really quick to start booing and saying disrespectful things, towards Carolina’s Cam Newton. After the game he has received a letter from a Titan’s fan named Rosemary Plorin, had some things to say about his actions.

“The pelvic thrusts. The arrogant struts and the ‘in your face’ taunting of both the Titans’ players and fans. We saw it all.” She was talking about how inappropriate it was for the children and said he’s a role model but didn’t act like one.

According to cbs sport, Newton helped feed 900 kids during Thanksgiving. Or the fact that he won the ED Block Courage Award earlier in January for courage on and off the field. Now tell me that he doesn’t act like a role model.

Cam Newton had something to say about the continuous criticism, “I’m an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen nothing that they can compare me to.”

Fellow classmate, Zaria Swain, said, “He’s a great role model for our generation and when in doubt DAB on it.”