You don't have to look hard to see Newton gives back a lot. Bennett's point, I think anyway, it that he and the rest of the NFL's black stars, aren't promoting social change in the way Bennett thinks they should.
"In the NBA, everybody is standing up for it, so the greatest players are in the forefront of the movement. Here in the NFL, the greatest players aren't in the forefront of the movement. Whether it's the CBA, whether it's things going on with trying to change the way -- concussions. The greatest players aren't involved like LeBron James, Chris Paul and all these guys [in the NBA]. Our great players are sitting back just taking the dollars, whether it's Cam Newton, all these guys. They're not really on the forefront of trying to change what's going on."
Cam just can't win with anybody but die hard Panther fans. So Newton is supposed to wear a BLM shirt everywhere he goes? Maybe he doesn't want to? I mean if Bennett wants to make that his cause, then go for it. Good for you. I'm not saying anything about the cause itself, to each his own, we don't discuss politics here anyway. I only mention it because Bennett obviously knows nothing about Newton's offseason. I would say focusing so much on the kids and being a good role model is giving back plenty.
Besides have you seen what he typically likes to wear? Do you really want him pushing that kind of change, where everyone wears weird black hats and a blond goatee? Throwing a slogan on top of that isn't going to help. I kid, I kid...I'm sure he sold a bunch of those gold pants he wore to the SB.
I'm just shaking my head because Cam Newton becomes everyone's go to guy when they want to hold up the wrong example. Whether it's sportsmanship, pre-game fashion, post-game interviews, TD celebrations or even social change Newton is the first one thrown under the bus. Hopefully he just ignores Bennett and continues being his awesome self.