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Patriots quarterback Cam Newton takes high road in confrontation with trash-talking kid

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New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton participated in a football camp over the weekend, but was disturbed by a young participant who repeatedly tried to engage the former league MVP. A video of the incident went viral on TikTok over the weekend, and shows the kid throwing insults at Newton.

The former league MVP took to social media shortly afterwards to share his own perspective of the incident, sharing a video from his point of view. It was accompanied by a post titled “What you didn’t see” that included the following statement:

I see there are a lot of things festering out there that I see have took place over the weekend.... To the naturally you see me asking the young man “Where is your dad at?” But to me, talking to a “child” with everyone looking does me no good!! So instead of speaking or going back and forth with a child I wanted to have a man to man conversation with his father!!

People often forget as athletes, that are often seen on TV, loved by most hated by some, people often forget we are real dads, real friends, real brothers, real sons, real human beings etc!! With that being said, when I attend tournaments all across the country with my allstar team @camnewton7v7, I have given my time, my energy, and my expertise to these kids coming into our program for over 11 years and that is not what people want to hear or even want to see... people want to see me arguing with another young man and to see me “get in my feelings”.... But the truth is this, I impact kids lives in a positive way, make no mistake about it I allow kids to realize there “out”, by using their football talents to get them to the next level and in most cases out of the hood!! So with that being said, have yourself an unbelievable rest of your day!!

Newton spent the 2020 season with the Patriots after his release from the Carolina Panthers, with whom he started his career as the first overall draft pick back in 2011. The 31-year-old is scheduled to enter free agency next month, leaving his future in New England in question.