Cam Newton has led the Carolina Panthers to a 9-0 record...but he's still feeling the heat over his dabbing touchdown celebration in a lopsided win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
A Nashville mom, Rosemary Plorin, penned an open letter to the Panthers' star quarterback expressing how his dance's "pelvic thrusts" and "in-your-face taunting" offended her 9-year-old daughter.
After congratulating him for the win, Plorin said the victory didn't come without ruining her daughter's first live NFL experience because of his dancing.
"Because of where we sat, we had a closeup view of your conduct in the fourth quarter. The chest puffs. The pelvic thrusts. The arrogant struts and the "in-your-face" taunting of both the Titans’ players and fans. We saw it all," Plorin wrote in a letter published by the Charlotte Observer.
"My daughter sensed the change immediately and started asking questions — 'Won’t he get in trouble for doing that? Is he trying to make people mad? Do you think he knows he looks like a spoiled brat?'" she continued later in the letter. "I didn’t have great answers for her, and honestly, in an effort to minimize your negative impact and what was otherwise a really fun day, I redirected her attention to the cheerleaders and mascot."
She added, "I refuse to believe you don’t realize you are a role model. You are paid millions of dollars every week to play hard and be a leader."
Wow...all that for a little dabbing?
With all due respect to Mrs. Plorin, Newton did have a point when he said the Titans could have stopped his dancing by keeping him out of the end zone.
The Panthers don't seem to care too much at any negative comments toward his dance, either, tweeting Cam's dabbing for all to see once again Tuesday.
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