"I can't sit up here and look at it like, oh man, my critics are racist," Newton said. "I blame JaMarcus Russell and, to some degreee, Vince Young. If you have the opportunity to make that kind of money doing something you love to do, why would you screw it up? I'm trying to be a trailblazer. If Baylor's Robert Griffin decides to come out, I want people to say, 'He can be the next Cam Newton,' instead of 'He's gonna be the next JaMarcus Russell.'"
The guy's got a point. There haven't been a ton of black quarterbacks who have been successful in the NFL. And those that have have been overshadowed recently by the shortcomings of Russell, Young, and other high draft picks who never really lived up to their potential. His comments won't earn Cam any new friends, but hey, he's just being honest. And after almost an entire season of silence, that's nice to hear.
Cam Newton Blames JaMarcus Russell For Making It Hard For Black NFL Quarterbacks to Be Successful | Complex (http://www.complex.com/sports/2011/12/cam-newton-blames-jamarcus-russell-for-making-it-hard-for-black-nfl-quarterbacks-to-be-successful)
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