Blog Entry

The Daily Shoutout: Cam Newton, no tattoos

Posted on: August 24, 2011 5:57 am
Edited on: August 24, 2011 7:20 am
 
OPENING HIT: I had forgotten about this and was reminded after reading an item in Profootballtalk.com. Now, I remember just how arrogantly owner Jerry Richardson behaved when he met quarterback Cam Newton.

Let me explain. In a recent television interview Richardson recalled his interview with Newton. At one point he told Newton: "Do you have any tattoos? He said, ‘No, sir.  I don’t have any.’  I said, ‘Do you have any piercings?’  He said, ‘No, sir.  I don’t have any.’  I said, ‘We want to keep it that way..."

“We want to keep no tattoos, no piercings, and I think you’ve got a very nice haircut," said Richardson.

What?

Richardson's point is: Newton is the face of the franchise and the face of the franchise shouldn't have tattoos or piercings. Some of you will agree with this. Actually, most of you likely will but I find this stunning and part of the trend of football today in which players have decreasing rights from owners and the commissioner.

A dress code is one thing. But telling a grown ass man what he can do with his own body is way over the top.

Newton is a football player, not a head of state. He's not leading Microsoft. He's a freaking quarterback. Who cares if he has his ear pierced?

And let me ask this: how many Panther fans do you think have tattoos or piercings? Or NFL fans in general? I'm guessing it's not an insignificant number. Are Panthers fans who have a tattoo the dirtbags Richardson apparently thinks they are?

But again, this is the era we're in. When an owner can tell a prospect whether or not he can get a tattoo.

Next up for Richardson: he instructs Newton on who he can date.

My hope is that Newton gets a tattoo that reads "Jerry Richardson told me not to get this."

Category: NFL
Tags: Panthers
 
Comments
fghdfre
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 10:50 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



hgtrerte
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 2:44 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



tomlye
Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 12:12 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



Tomly
Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 7:17 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: August 28, 2011 6:12 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Cam Newton, no tattoos

In any field of work where youre paid at this rate you have to be a yes man...
As for the tattoos and piercings debate, how many jobs would hire someone with full sleeves and facial peircings ?(besides a tattoo and peircing shop)

Possibly an individual with sleeves would be a great spokesman, sadly i doubt he/she would get allotted a chance to be one. (ofcourse unless he/she is a pro sports player)




Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 6:20 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Cam Newton, no tattoos

What exactly is a "grown ass man"?

Did he start as a "small butt boy"?


 




Since: Aug 12, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2011 9:40 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Cam Newton, no tattoos

What's an "NFL insider" anyways? A person who gets useless inside information and makes useless articles about it, with nothing to learn except for that person/idiot's opinion?

GROWN ASS MAN!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2011 11:15 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Cam Newton, no tattoos

 As long as it's not in the contract WHO CARES? Newton can do whatever he wants now, tattoo his whole body or get a dozen piercings... Cam was right to kiss ass and not make any waves in the interview process, now he can stick it to him and do whatever he wants. Besides, as long as he becomes the QB they expect him to evolve into, do you really think they will give a damn about a tattoo or a piercing? This is a big non-issue. This isn't about being liberal or conservative (Im not sure why it always boils down to that for some people) it's just common sense. You don't rock the boat until you're in the boat.



Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2011 12:39 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Cam Newton, no tattoos

he should ask to be traded to the Panthers
...traded from the Panthers.
Sealed



Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2011 10:02 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Cam Newton, no tattoos

The owner has every right and is justified in his statements. He's the owner pumping millions into a franchise's face. He doesn't want that "face" marred. Why does this writer continue to write? Where did all the good writers go? This is just a weak article.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com