#5: Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton: Being an African-American QB with this skill-set scares people | The Charlotte Observer

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been dancing on the field all season, but he’s done dancing around the divisive topic of what makes him so polarizing.

Newton lay bare Wednesday in the lead-up to Super Bowl 50 what he believes is the reason why he’s been such a lightning rod for criticism in his career. From pre-draft critiques in 2011 to a Tennessee mother in 2015, Newton has drawn the ire of a number of NFL fans and observers over the years.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/nfl-blog/article56857428.html#storylink=cpy

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