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Cam Newton apologizes for youth football brawl; Jason Whitlock has some advice

Cam Newton apologizes for youth football brawl; Jason Whitlock has some advice

Famous quarterbacks like Cam Newton are apparently not immune from brawling at youth football tournaments.

The Carolina Panthers star was involved in such a brawl in Atlanta that a now-viral video shows Newton being shoved by three people near the top of a set of stairs.

While it appears that Newton was simply fending off the other men, he’s still taken it upon himself to apologize on his “4th and 1” podcast.

“I just let that situation escalate,” Newton said apologetically. “I scrambled, and I should have just stayed in the pocket, bro.”

“To every single high school player, to every single person of influence, to every single athlete — use my situation as a way to understand that in one moment, and one decision, your life can change just like that. And I let my emotions get the best of me,” Newton continued.

“We got to be better, and it starts with me,” he added.

Jason Whitlock is impressed.

“I have to applaud him. He took a lot of responsibility and said a lot of things that I really agreed with,” Whitlock says.

“He grew up in the church. He understands he has a responsibility to give back to serve young people, but he’s got eight kids,” Whitlock continues, noting that he’s still clearly trying to figure things out.

Whitlock has some advice for Newton, particularly on the way he dresses — which is quite flamboyant.

“There’s a level of sacrifice that’s required for leadership, and you want to be a leader,” he explains.

“Leadership is very humble, service is very humble. And so the person that comes in with the loudest suit and loudest style of dress and the loudest appearance, there’s no humility in that,” Whitlock says.

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