Oh, Cam talks ties. Cam talks ties very well.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton does not want to talk about the latest scandal embroiling the football program at his alma mater, but Auburn’s former Heisman Trophy winner does want to talk about clothes.
Newton conducted an interview with Opelika-Auburn News on Thursday about his new clothing line, MADE Cam Newton. The Panthers quarterback allegedly “took the high road” and declined to comment (via BlackSportsOnline.com) about the recent pay-for-play allegations levied at the Auburn football program and kept the matter strictly to his new line.
MADE is “something for the Southern man,” according to Newton. The line features ties, polos, hoodies and business-casual attire, all designed for young adults as comfortable everyday wear.
Newton says he began designing clothes after Belk, a department store based in Charlotte, N.C., offered him the opportunity to partner with it for a new line.
Based on the apparel advertised on Belk’s website for those interested in MADE, the line appears to have items similar to styles of popular name brands already out on the market, including Polo Ralph Lauren shirts, Tommy Bahama swim trunks and a whole bunch of Under Armour gear.
When asked if he plans on coming up with his own line of athletic wear, Newton explained it would be a conflict of interest.
“I don’t think Under Armour would be too happy with that,” Newton said, alluding to his existing endorsement deal with the popular sportswear company. “I tried to go down an avenue that wouldn’t step on nobody’s toes by any means.”
Cam doesn’t want to ruffle feathers at the moment, and that includes answering any difficult questions about his alma mater. He’s a businessman now, and willfully throwing himself into the oncoming storm back at Auburn isn’t exactly a profitable venture.
On Twitter: Dr__Carson