Cam Newton Says Media Should Pay for Incorrect Predictions

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Cam Newton Says Media Should Pay for Incorrect Predictions

Panthers quarterback thinks proceeds should go to charity.

Published October 22, 2015

Many journalists and NFL analysts picked the Seattle Seahawks to defeat the Carolina Panthers last weekend.

It didn't happen, as the Panthers scored a 27-23 victory to remain undefeated at 5-0.

Despite the big win, the same journalists and analysts might predict the Philadelphia Eagles to hand the Panthers their first loss of the season on Sunday Night Football... and Cam Newton is tired of it.

The Panthers quarterback says media know-it-alls should have to literally pay for their incorrect predictions with the proceeds going toward charity.

"No offense, but I find all media comical at times, I think in your guys' profession, you can easily take back what you say. There's no danger when somebody says, 'Oh, I'm going to pick this team to win,'" Newton told the Black and Blue Review. "If it was a pay cut or if it was an incentive, picking teams each and every week you get a raise, I guarantee people would watch what they say."

Newton immediately built on the idea as well.

"They should have incentives. If you make a bold statement and you're correct, you should get an x-amount increase," Newton added. "But If you make a bold statement and it goes the other way, you get deducted. And it goes straight to the Cam Newton Foundation."

We guess Newton thinks social-media ridicule for a wrong prediction isn't enough for members of the media.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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