Originally posted by ninerlifer:
Originally posted by RedWaltz24:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Thorhawk:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Are there any facts that Cam is a "dumb QB"?
Nope....just hearsay and opinion so far, likely because he's black. He may be dumb as a rock, but I've not read anything that actually confirms that.
Because he's black? Come on. I think he is an idiot for his action that include cheating on tests; stealing a laptop, writing his name on it and then throwing it out the window when the police show up.
There's a difference between being an idiot and having a low I.Q.. Big Ben has proved to be just as big of an idiot, but nobody that I've heard of equates that with a low I.Q. or specifically, an inability to grasp a playbook. IMO, their actions are more an issue of judgement/immaturity than intelligence (football, or otherwise).
If he scores a -14 on his Wunderlic, or if his coach said they had to dumb down the playbook because he couldn't grasp anything more complex than RUN1 and PASS2, that's a different matter.
Again, IF he did have to cheat on tests in college, he MAY have a problem processing complex data or have bad study habits, making it hard to learn anything, especially complex offenses and defenses in the NFL. IF this is the case, then he probably will have a hard time in the NFL.
Cheating on tests on subjects he is not familiar with is completely different than studying playbooks, something all football players have done their entire lives. Cam has shown the ability to learn three, yet somewhat similar, versions of the spread....with different terminology. Stop acting as if he is the only one to have cheated, Ive said it before, and I'll say it again....he aint the first and certainly not the last. Get over that fact. Again this wouldnt be an issue had Florida not illegaly leaked this info out.
The issue with the police is chalked up for being young and dumb. Dont sit on your throne of judgment and condemn him for buying a stolen laptop. He could have done alot worse. We have all done things dumb when we were young, especially when you are in a new place. Cmon now.
His dad is a different story. He is the one that is dispicable. Although nothing has been proven, it is still a horrible matter.
Camscuses....you guys still come up with the same argument. You are so much better at being a human being it is obvious that you would reject Cam as a human being, because he doesent fit in with your club. Get over it.
Step off. Who is condemning Cam Newton? Get off your judgment high horse and stop condemning me or anyone else. Stop being a hypocrite. I put conditional clauses in all of my statements. I never accused Cam Newton of cheating.
I've been to college three times over on different levels, not to mention teaching various courses. I know that any core course is passable by any undergraduate student if they put time and effort into it and have even a modicum of work habit. And saying that "he ain't the first to cheat", is certainly not an excuse. It's like saying, "I'm not the first one to cheat on my wife, and I won't be last", as if that makes everything O.K.. There is NO excuse for cheating and I have failed students for doing such. Students who cheat don't belong in institutions of higher education and it is a shame if any higher institution covers it up. They demean the very purpose of education and cheat themselves. I mean, why go to college, an optional place to go to learn, if you have no genuine intention to learn anything, but how to be a thief and liar?
Again, if you read my post, you would have seen that I stated that IF he cheated, it COULD be a sign that he has either a poor study habit, which could affect a player who plays a position that demands a lot of time and effort in the classroom, or, it COULD mean that he lacks the ability to learn well and has to take "short-cuts", which also has its adverse effects on the position.
In regards to the laptops. He was an adult during incident, not a 13 year old. He was responsible for his actions and chose to try to avoid authority and getting into trouble when he knew he did something wrong. He could have realized he made a mistake afterwards and truly have repented, or he could have been repentant only of the fact that he was caught. In the former case, he gained some moral character, in the latter, he gained the knowledge that he should try harder to be deceptive in criminal matters. Only Cam Newton knows which one applies to him. I can only judge the incident as a point of concern and need for investigation in the future, especially if the Niners want to draft him. They have to investigate everything.
Further, you condemn his father, but you forget that he IS Cam Newton's father and Cam IS his son. He is very close to his father and seems to put a lot of authority in his hands when making decisions. That is worrisome, especially when his father seems to try his hardest to make a profit off of his son. Who knows how much of Newton's father's unethical behavior has rubbed off on Cam? But, that really isn't a concern. The concern is whether the father will continue to be "meddlesome" in his NFL career, which could cause tensions with any team that deals with him.
Again, no one is condemning Cam as a human being. No human has that right. But, one can be worried about how Cam acts and in what ways it will impact his NFL career and the team that wants to invest in him.
[ Edited by RedWaltz24 on Feb 1, 2011 at 17:49:10 ]