The Yankees Are Using Cam Newton as Their Poster Child

The Yankees Are Using Cam Newton as Their Poster Child

Bronx Bombers are more impressed with Russell Wilson.

Published February 23, 2016

Cam Newton continues to feel the shade over his Super Bowl 50 post-game press conference, in which he offered up a few short answers before storming out of the session abruptly. 

It turns out that the New York Yankees are using the Carolina Panthers quarterback's incident as a teaching tool for how their players shouldn't handle the media.

“That’s something everybody should see,” Jason Zillo, the Yankees’ executive director of communications, told the New York Daily News. "It’s made more impactful when you parlay it with what the quarterback did 12 months prior in the exact same position after throwing an interception at the goal line.”

With the latter, Zillo is referring to Russell Wilson throwing a Super Bowl-costing interception in the February 2015 big game, causing his Seattle Seahawks to lose, but he still hung around to answer all reporters' questions.

A Cam-like meltdown with the Yankees would result in the New York City media eating the pinstripes alive — a situation the storied franchise desperately wants to avoid.

“This is a different market,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi additionally told the Daily News. “You’re going to deal with a lot more media people than you do in other places, so we think it’s important that we prepare them as much as possible.”

Basically the Yankees want their players to do the opposite of Cam. Damn. 

We wonder what the NFL MVP thinks about himself being used like this by one of the most prolific franchises in sports.

BET Sports News — Get the latest news and information about African-Americans in sports, including weekly recaps, celebrity news and photos of your favorite Black athletes.

(Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Written by Mark Lelinwalla


Latest in news