Posted August 06, 2013

Cam Newton says he has talked with Johnny Manziel

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Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel has gotten advice from Cam Newton. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel has gotten advice from Cam Newton. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton knows exactly what Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is going through these days.

Both were thrown into the limelight after having outstanding college seasons, both won the Heisman Trophy, and both have seen the NCAA investigate them because of alleged misconduct.

Newton said he talked to Manziel recently, but wouldn’t say what those conversations were about. Newton was accused of being involved in a pay-for-play scheme, but was eventually cleared and did not miss any games.

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“When I was there at college so many people wanted from me and I wanted to give so much,” Newton said, via ESPN.com. “Like I would sign this and give my time and this, this and that. And nobody was looking at it through my [eyes]. If you say no to this particular person you are going to be a [jerk]. You are going to be the person that people look at as, ‘What’s up? We came out here and supported you and cheered for you and you can’t sign an autograph?’ Never mind that you signed 300 other autographs before. But that’s the nature of the beast.”

Newton said that people expect a lot of college athletes and that it took him a while to learn that lesson.

“When I was there at college so many people wanted from me and I wanted to give so much,” Newton said. “Like I would sign this and give my time and this, this and that. And nobody was looking at it through my [eyes]. If you say no to this particular person you are going to be a [jerk].


8 comments
john15
john15

Scam told Johnnie how to steal dem Lappies.

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

Did Cam tell him how to pout and be a big baby on the sideline when things aren't going his way?

mbroncofan
mbroncofan

And there you have the problem with Johnnie Football.  Who the hell is advising this kid???  Why in the world would they let him go to someone with the history of trouble and innuendo of a Cam Newton??  Where is his father in all this?  His coaches?  He's a kid...he needs proper guidance.  The failure of that guidance has probably just cost him the rest of his collegiate career and a promising professional one.  Time to go get your education Manziel...you are going to need it.  So sad.

lachupacabra
lachupacabra

There's a problem with Cam's logic here. There's HUGE a difference between a fan on the street asking you to sign one football or jersey for them, versus a known autograph broker asking you to come to a private hotel room and batch sign 100+ items. I understand the pressure to respond to normal fans, but you can't tell me that Manziel didn't realize he was signing items explicitly intended for sale.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

 "If you say no to this particular person you are going to be a [jerk]."

that's ok cammie, you ARE a self centered over hyped arrogant jerk...and more.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Funny, cam didn't tell him NOT TO STEAL COMPUTERS, though. Pot, meet kettle

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Cam newton needs to learn to take care of his own business. 

c.linke
c.linke

Cam could give Johnny tips on how to get away with it: "Just say 'I didn't know'"!