Cam Newton: Will Pursuit of 'Icon' Status Derail His NFL Career?

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Cam Newton: Will Pursuit of 'Icon' Status Derail His NFL Career?
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Cam Newton is living large right now. Everyone loves him and he is enjoying every moment of being the Prom King right now.

There is nothing wrong with this, but Newton already is talking about being "more" than a football player. He talks about being an entertainer and an "icon."

This is dangerous ground for a rookie prospect who only has had one good season to be treading on. It's a long fall from the top, and Newton may be standing on a precipice.

Newton has to be careful how he prioritizes his life because football has to come first. Look no farther than Matt Leinart to see what happens to a quarterback who is more interested in the idea of being a starting quarterback in the NFL than actually putting the work in to do the job right.

So we will take a look at Newton and what his latest statements say about his future.

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