Cam Newton Reveals Jersey Number Dispute with Jimmy Clausen During Rookie Season
Backup Quarterback Demands $1 Million for No 2 Jersey
Cam Newton, the renowned NFL quarterback, recently opened up about a surprising incident that occurred during his rookie season with the Carolina Panthers in 2011. Newton disclosed that he was forced to settle for a jersey number he didn’t desire due to a disagreement with backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen, who demanded a staggering sum of $1 million for his coveted No 2 jersey.
Recalling the incident, Newton expressed his initial disbelief, stating, “He was like, if you want it, you got to pay for it. I was like, cool, how much? He said a million. I said boy, kiss my ass.” Newton further explained that he initially perceived Clausen’s demand as a joke.
Indignant at the exorbitant price tag, Newton exclaimed, “I said, bro, people don’t make a million dollars in a lifetime, let alone I’m going to give you a million dollars just for a f***ing number.”
Newton went on to reveal that he made a personal vow to himself that Clausen would never gain prominence in Carolina again, as a result of this incident.
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