'No excuse': Cam sorry for role in Atlanta scuffle

Cam Newton apologizes for his role in a scuffle at a 7-on-7 youth football tournament over the weekend, saying 'there's no excuse' for his actions.


Cam Newton apologizes for his role in scuffle

Cam Newton has issued an apology for his involvement in a scuffle that took place at a 7-on-7 youth football tournament in Atlanta over the weekend. In a video that surfaced, Newton can be seen being shoved by three people before the altercation is broken up by a police officer and event security personnel. Newton stated that he let his emotions get the best of him and acknowledged that there is no excuse for his actions.

The video clip, which lasts less than 30 seconds, shows Newton defending himself without throwing any punches. However, he admits that the situation could have escalated further and that his behavior sets a poor example for younger players. Newton expressed his apology to anyone affected by the incident, including event organizers, players, and parents.

Details of the incident

The exact cause of the scuffle is unclear, as Newton did not provide specific details during an episode of his YouTube show '4th and 1'. He simply mentioned that it started with words and should have ended with words. Despite not instigating any physical violence, Newton recognized that he should have maintained control of his emotions.

Cam Newton, who played 11 seasons in the NFL and was the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft, explained that he understands the importance of setting a positive example for younger athletes. He admitted that he cannot advocate for self-control and then fail to exhibit it himself. Newton's involvement in the scuffle may affect his ability to serve as a role model.

Cam Newton's background and organization

Cam Newton, a native of Atlanta, runs an organization called C1N, which focuses on developing young athletes' football skills through events such as 7-on-7 tournaments. According to Newton's website, his organization provides opportunities for young athletes to compete at a high level. Newton's 15-and-under team even won the championship at the event where the scuffle occurred.

Although Newton has not played in the NFL since 2021, he had a successful career, throwing for over 32,000 yards and 194 touchdowns. He also rushed for 75 touchdowns during his time with the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots. Newton's involvement in youth football showcases his dedication to the sport and his desire to mentor and develop young talent.