Auburn’s Cameron Newton is definitely a target of the media right now(especially ESPN), but it appears the 6’6 250 pound dual threat quarterback is taking it all in stride while he and his Auburn Tigers’ team continue to march toward a national championship.
College football is still buzzing after an unbelievable, improbable 28-27 come from behind victory in Tuscaloosa. Many in Tuscaloosa and several media critics thought they had silenced Newton and wiped the smile off his face. However, in the end, the talented dual-threat quarterback had the last laugh as the Tigers won the Iron Bowl.
Despite the epic post-Thanksgiving win, South Carolina is Auburn’s next opponent in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta. Atlanta is Cam Newton’s home so he should feel real comfortable as his Tigers visit the Georgia Dome on December 3rd.
Newton and most of the Auburn team have a vow of silence in regard to the sports media and has offered no interviews since early November after a ESPN-generated story broke in regard to NCAA allegations involving ‘pay-to-play’ rumors.
Newton and his family have said through their lawyers that the charges aren’t true and have held steadfastly in regard to their position.
It appears Newton thrives on the pressure and his performance in the Iron Bowl showed America how he handles pressure.
In a post-game interview at the Iron Bowl, Auburn head coach Gene Chitzik says that Newton is one of the toughest physically and mentally players he has ever met.
And in front of more than 100,000 people-most who were against him-he led his team to the biggest comeback in Iron Bowl and Auburn team history. Newton’s threw three touchdown passes along with running for a touchdown.
And at the end of the game, he held his hand over his mouth as if he was silencing the hostile crowd.
Some folks may grow tired of Newton’s post-game theatrics that included blowing kisses to the crowd, and jumping in a crowd of supportive Auburn fans.
However, what’s the saying, ‘if you can back it up, it’s not bragging’.