War Eagle Extra has moved!

You should be automatically redirected in 4 seconds. If not, visit
and update your bookmarks.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cam Newton talks about a little bit of everything the day before the Heisman Trophy presentation

NEW YORK — Auburn quarterback Cam Newton answered questions with the media for about 15 minutes this afternoon and covered a variety of subjects. Here's a sampling. I hope to have the full video of his interview up in a second:

(What kind of person are you?)
"I’m a fun person to be around. I think I am. I’m a guy who is always trying to do something fun."
(What do you think about Cam Newton? [actual question])
"I think he’s a good guy, and if some people break down the football barrier of who I really am, they’ll find out a lot more than they’ve been getting in the recent past."
(Have you thought about how you've been portrayed?)
"I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t. I have. Have I been for a long time? No. I think God for putting me in a lot of situations because a person can get stronger by adversity, and going through that, I feel like I’m a stronger person."
(Would winning the award make things sweeter after tough season?)
"What do you think?"
(It's been quite a year)
"This time last year this was my official visit week. That’s crazy. Somebody text me this morning and said this is the same day last year when I was on an official visit to Auburn. I went from one year ago to visiting to what the best that Auburn has, and one year later I’m seeing what New York has."
(What's your relationship like with your father?)
"He’s my father. I’ve said on numerous occasions on how I feel about my father. I love him with all my heart."
(Does it hurt that your dad's not here to enjoy this?)
"It hurts, but it’s a decision that he made, and he’s doing it by the betterment of me, his son. I think that’s a good thing. Whatever his decision is, I’m all for it."
(Talk about staying focused)
"It wasn’t difficult at all. I’m blessed to be playing a game I love. When I’m out there on that field I feel at ease.
(Should college athletes should be compensated?)
"That’s out of my hands. In my opinion with college athletes getting paid? I think it’s perfect as it is. I think there has to be some type of boundaries the NCAA has to set, and, I think those boundaries have been set, and they’re doing an excellent job with that."
(What’s better: Heisman or national championship?)
"I’d say the national title, and that’s not downgrading the Heisman by no means. I feel like I’d get more glory in raising that crystal ball up."
(Do you have a message for Auburn?)
"I just want to thank everybody that has some type of support for Cam Newton."


postermom said...

I'm thinking of taking over the world. Will Cammy Cam juice be available soon in a store near me?

domaucan1 from Big B.R. said...


We're behind you and your team mates 100%. Keep up the good work and win for Auburn, Power of Dixieland!

Dom Cangelosi
Baton Rouge, LA