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Panthers QB, Cam Newton (1).
Despite the rookie quarterback's impressive performance, his Heisman-winning background and his status as the No.1 overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, Cam Haters run abound in Charlotte, North Carolina and throughout Panthers Country.
Not only do the Cam Haters exist, but they are vocal, they are loud and they are about as informed about football as the Occupiers are about finance and the Tea Partiers are about the United States Constitution.
Each has his reason, though most like to rehash old stories about Newton's father's alleged attempt to bribe Mississippi State to pay the quarterback to play for the Bulldogs last season, or Newton's stolen laptop incident at the University of Florida for which he was dismissed from the team by Urban Meyer.
I sense that many older, more traditional fans simply don't like the idea of a modern, athletic quarterback at the helm who challenges their ideas of order and sensibility.
For whatever reasons they may have to dislike Cam Newton, the Cam Haters have been surprisingly loud and vocal, though their ignorance can be seen for miles around.
Membership in the Cam Hater Club is sure to dwindle once the haters learn to watch Panthers games objectively and recognize Newton's immense football skills, but they will never completely go away.
Somewhere out there is a guy who still thinks Michael Jordan was an overrated basketball player.