Out Of Pocket?? Charlotte Newspaper Depicts Carolina Panthers’ QB Cam Newton As A “Hello Kitty” [Video]

- By Bossip Staff

So are they saying that Cam is a pu**y?!

These folks got a lot of nerve, it’s only week 3!!!

Has Cam Newton lost Charlotte?

The second-year Carolina Panthers quarterback was the subject of a scathing editorial cartoon in Wednesday’s edition of The Charlotte Observer. He’s depicted performing his patented Superman touchdown celebration only to reveal a Hello Kitty logo on his chest.

The cartoon appears six days after the Panthers’ 36-7 loss to the New York Giants. Newton was roundly criticized for emphatically celebrating a touchdown with his team down 23-0 in the third quarter against the defending Super Bowl champions. Later in the game, veteran wide receiver Steve Smith reportedly had “unchoice words” for Newton after the quarterback sulked on the bench following his third interception.

Newton’s behavior in the postgame press conference was similarly sulky.

On Sunday, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Newton was seeing a “mind coach” to help him deal with the pressure of being an NFL quarterback. Newton denied the report.

The 2011 No. 1 overall draft pick, Newton shattered a number of NFL rookie quarterback records last season, including those for most passing and rushing yards. But his record as a starter is a middling 7-12 and this, evidently, is a cause for the Observer to jump ship on the Panthers quarterback three games into his second season.

A “mind coach”??? WTF is that about? We hope Cam doesn’t go the way of Vince Young and start losing his mind before his prime.

Do you think that the criticism of Cam’s game smells of the old racist idea that Black quarterbacks aren’t good enough to compete in the NFL?

Image via AP/CharlotteObserver

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