Cam Newton Wants Media to Get Paid For Good or Bad Predictions
Speaking with the media on Wednesday, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton made the declaration that he thinks writers should be paid according to how many picks they get right and wrong each week.
"No offense, but I find the media comical at time. I think you guys’ profession you can easily take back what you say. There’s not danger when somebody says it. If it was a pay cut or an incentive, picking teams each and every week you get a raise, I guarantee people would watch what they say." -- Newton told Bill Voth of the Black and Blue Review.
This was mostly a reaction to very few NFL pundits choosing the Panthers to beat the Seahawks on the road in Seattle.
"If you make a bold statement and you’re correct, you should get X-amount increase. But if you make a bold statement and it goes the other way, you get a deduction. And it goes straight to the Cam Newton Foundation." -- Newton said.
While it’s certainly an interesting point to make, and one that I’m sure many readers, bettors and Fantasy Football players would agree with, this would actually bring the exact opposite results than what he’s trying to accomplish.
If writers were paid for correct picks and penalized for bad picks, you would see most writers go chalk, and only pick the favorites and rarely pick the underdogs.
Does he really think the media is picking against his team even if they think the Panthers will win? No. They’re picking the Seahawks because that’s the probable winner in that matchup.
Either way, it was a fun way for him to bring up the Cam Newton Foundation, which does great work helping kids with their educational, physical and social needs.
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