Quite often, many forget that athletes are people too. Believe it or not, they actually have the same feelings that you and I experience every day. That’s why it’s a huge deal when an athlete becomes a parent.
For Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, that feeling is no different.
Newton’s long-time girlfriend gave birth to the couple’s first son earlier this week, which resulted in some great conversation during his meeting with the media.
“It was pretty cool, pretty cool,” Newton said via ESPN. “All fathers can speak on — when you see life come into existence, it’s a wonderful thing. These past couple of days have been so monumental for me.
“I took him out for a jog yesterday. He was running alongside me … No, I’m serious. He has a couple of scholarship offers already on the table. I’m not pushing him to be anything. He’s just a ‘Super’ already.”
Newton did say that his son, who the Charlotte Observer is reporting is named Chosen Sebastian Newton, hasn’t “dabbed” yet because he “doesn’t have the style”.
You can just tell how excited Newton is about becoming a dad. It’s only a matter of time before with see the younger Newton on the football field making plays of his own.