The latest account comes from former 49ers long snapper Brian Jennings.
According to a SportingNews article, Newton goofed-around with headphones on all week and didn’t pay attention, so in the game, he didn’t know what to do, and ultimately — according to Jennings — was the reason the NFC lost the game to the AFC, costing the players on the NFC $25k each.
There’s more from Jennings in the article about Newton, but we’ll let you read it for yourself there.
Let’s just state the obvious: Newton has worked hard to fix his reputation over the last two years. Guys grow up a lot from their early to mid-20’s, especially guys like Newton who get humbled by losing regularly for the first time in their lives.
There should be a much more humble Cam Newton attending the Pro Bowl this year, that is, if he’s not playing the following week in New York.