Cam Newton is used to criticism, but some of the stranger criticisms of the former Heisman Trophy winner as a player has just come from former New England Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak.
During a radio appearance on 98.5 “The Sports Hub” this week, Zolak said that Newton was being held back by — wait for it — rap music and dancing.
That’s right, the 53-year-old is bothered by a player having fun on the practice field and said that Newton would improve if only he would stop listening to that darned music.
"I'd turn off the rap music first of all, because I think it's distracting for Cam. In-between every throw he's dancing…" -Zo
Cam can't even listen to rap & dance at practice in peace 😭😔 pic.twitter.com/oGxsTogIVg
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“I’d turn off the rap music first of all,” Zolak said. “Because I think it’s distracting for Cam here. Because in between every throw he’s dancing… But, again, that’s Cam’s style.” Zolak commended rookie Mac Jones for looking like “he came to work,” whatever that means.
Now, Newton is certainly deserving of some of the criticism he faces. But bashing a guy for staying loose by listening to music and dancing around? That’s just archaic thinkings.
Did rap music and dancing stop Cam Newton from winning the Heisman, a national championship, and NFL MVP award? I didn’t think so.