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Sports Cam Newton thanks Panthers fans in video, says he never wanted to leave Carolina

11:27  30 june  2020
11:27  30 june  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

Cam Newton thanks Panthers fans in video, says he never wanted to leave Carolina

  Cam Newton thanks Panthers fans in video, says he never wanted to leave Carolina The new Patriots quarterback says it was the Panthers' decision to let him go.Newton's site posted a YouTube video Monday that was one part thank you to the Carolinas and one part Team Cam's version of events. The video begins with Newton working out on a home treadmill. A graphic of "MARCH 17, 2020/ATLANTA, GA" appears. News of his trade request had just broken.

Cam Newton responded to the Carolina Panthers ' announcement by saying he wasn't the one looking to orchestrate a trade and move on from the Newton wrote in a comment using special characters from his verified Instagram account, in response to the Panthers ’ post. “I never asked for it!!

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Cam Newton is headed to Foxborough after agreeing to a contract with the Patriots --- and after giving Panthers fans an inside look at his exit from Charlotte last March.

Newton's site posted a YouTube video Monday that was one part thank you to the Carolinas and one part Team Cam's version of events. The video begins with Newton working out on a home treadmill. A graphic of "MARCH 17, 2020/ATLANTA, GA" appears. News of his trade request had just broken.

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"I'm angry . . . I feel let down," he said as he walked, "but at the same time, hey, I'm not bitter."

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Cam Newton ’s future with the Carolina Panthers is continuing to take a turn for the worst after Newton wrote on Instagram later that day that he “ never asked for it” and was instead “forced” into it. He only played two games last season after suffering a lisfranc fracture in his left foot during the

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"I know since the day that I first came into this league that this day was going to come," he added. He said the Panthers were a "great organization."

"I'll say this right now: I never once wanted to leave Carolina. Don't let them make you believe anything else," he said. "It was their decision, I stuck with it, and I knew that, so I asked for a trade. Everything else? That's BS."

The trade talks ended a week later when the Panthers released Newton on March 24. A little over three months after that, he became a Patriot, agreeing on a one-year deal with a minimal base salary and incentives that could push the value of the contract as high as $7.5 million.

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The Panthers freed up $19.1 million of cap space by releasing Newton. That more than covered the $14 million cap hit this year (per Spotrac.com) for Newton's replacement, Teddy Bridgewater.

"Like I said, I'm not bitter, I don't have any hatred, I just understand that this is a business first," Newton said in the video.

Panthers' Barkov invests in his former Finnish club .
MIAMI — Aleksander Barkov started his hockey life as a 4-year-old for the Tappara club in his hometown of Tampere, Finland. Two decades later, Barkov is investing in his roots. The Florida Panthers’ captain has become the third-largest investor in the Tappara club, a deal that was announced Thursday. The exact amount he paid for his ownership share was not disclosed. “This is a huge step for me and a big honour to become an owner of the team where I grew up,” Barkov said. “Obviously, if somebody wants to be an owner in the NHL you need to have a lot more money than I have right now.

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