NFL Quarterback Cam Newton received backlash after he made derogatory comments about women on April 11, 2022.
Newton is a former College Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL league MVP.
Cam Newton is a proud father of ‘seven’ with two different baby mamasCredit: AP
Is Cam Newton married and how many kids does he have?
Cam Newton is the father of seven children with his two previous girlfriends.
Two years after they started dating, Proctor and Newton had their first child, Chosen Sebastian Newton, 6, the day before Christmas.
The pair went on to have three more children, Sovereign-Dior, 5, Camidas, 3, Cashmere, 2.
Proctor has a daughter, Shakira, 13, from a previous marriage whom Newton refers to as his step-daughter.
Newton said he and Proctor were never married because he hadn’t been ready to be a husband.
“The thing is that person that I was while we were having children together, I couldn’t be the best husband,” Newton said in an interview with Essence. “I wasn’t prepared to be a husband then.”
He added, “I seen Kia really evolving into a woman where her standards were, ‘I ain’t just no baby mama.’
“And when she kept putting pressure on me I was like, ‘I don’t know if this is what I really want.’”
Additionally, he told the outlet that he’d had difficulty resisting other women who would approach him while he was away at NFL games.
Newton and Proctor’s relationship ended in January 2020 amid reports that he had a secret child with model La Reina Shaw over the summer.
Cam never directly addressed the situation with Shaw, although he shared an Instagram post in April 2020 wishing his son Caesar a happy first birthday.
Cam also acknowledges Shaw’s son, Jaden, from her previous relationship as his own.
Cam Newton has four children with former stripper Kia Proctor and one child with model La Reina ShawCredit: Instagram/Cam Newton
What did Cam Newton say about women?
Newton appeared on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast on April 11 and discussed what he idealized as a perfect relationship.
During the interview, Newton said he doesn’t appreciate a woman who considers herself to be a “boss b****.”
“Now a woman, for me, is handling your own but knowing how to cater to a man’s needs. Right?” Newton said on the podcast.
“And I think a lot of times when you get that aesthetic of like, ‘I’m a boss b****, I’m this, I’m that.’
“No, baby! But you can’t cook. You don’t know when to be quiet. You don’t know how to allow a man to lead.”
This is not the first time Newton’s comments about women have drawn controversy.
In 2017, he responded to a question from a female reporter who asked about running routes, he said, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.”
Newton later apologized, saying, “After careful thought, I understand that my word choice was extremely degrading and disrespectful to women.
“To be honest, that was not my intention. And if you are a person who took offense to what I said, I sincerely apologize to you.”
The NFL released a statement after Newton’s comment to the reporter saying, “The comments are just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists. They do not reflect the thinking of the league.’’
Was Cam Newton released by the New England Patriots?
Newton was released from the New England Patriots on August 31 and was replaced by rookie Mac Jones.
When the Patriots released Newton, he claimed it was because the coaches believed he would be a “distraction” to Jones.
“The reason they released me was because, indirectly, I was going to be a distraction,” Newton told the Providence Journal.
“… Let me be honest with you, if they would have asked me, they say, ‘Cam we’re going to give the team to Mac. You’re going to be the second string. We expect you to be everything and then some to guide him through this tenure.’ I would’ve said, ‘yes, absolutely. Yeah.’
“The truth of the matter is this, he would’ve been uncomfortable.”
Newton signed a one-year contract with the North Carolina Panthers for the 2021 season, but it’s still unclear if he’ll return for the 2022 season.
Head coach Matt Rhule spoke at a conference in January 2022, saying he “can’t speculate about the future,” but said Newton “raises the level of everyone around him.”
General manager Scott Fitterer was also asked if he would be open to bringing Newton back to the team for the next season.
“What we are going to do is sit back and kind of evaluate the position,” Fitterer said.
“He showed leadership,” he added. “I was really impressed with him as a person. So yes, I think we’re open to it. We’ll have to see what he’s thinking, what we’re thinking, and how it all fits together.”
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