Cam Newton must be a karate man, because only a karate man bruises on the inside, and apparently on the inside we're all the same color according to Cam.

Wait, what?

Yes, now that Cam is speaking on race it has opened the Twitter floodgates for extremists on both both ends of the spectrum. He once claimed “I'm an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to.” But now it appears that the "one eighth of an inch" of skin color means nothing because everyone is the same color underneath. Said Cam in a recent interview with ESPN:

A lot of scrutiny happens when the athletes start talking about race, but the truth of the matter is we just gotta do right by each other,” said Newton. “No matter what color you are. Certain things that have happened in our life, in our lifetime, is kind of embarrassing to be affiliated with, but it still happens. Who am I to say, ‘Colin. you’re wrong.’ And who am I to say, ‘You’re right’? We all have the right to think whatever we want to think.


We've written extensively on Cam, calling him everything from a cultural phenom to the Black Tom Brady (yes, we said that). Well now Twitter is calling him everything else. Here's a select collection of the reactions in today's installment of "From the Voice of Black athletes."