CHICAGO – There was a time, not too long ago, when many sportwriters and fans looked at Cam Newton as a type of superhero.
The Carolina Panther walked like a panther and looked like a peacock.
Newton was flashy and flamboyant, and he could actually name all of the vowels.
But then, towards the end of Super Bowl 50, as the Panthers were trailing by 6 points, the Camster fumbled the ball.
Most people say that he could have recovered it fairly easily, but, instead, he backed up covering his head. And just like that, he went from being a hero to a persona non grata.
Carolina fans burned his jerseys, his football cards, his helmets, and, in the case of one die-hard Panthers fan, his football jockstrap that he had purchased at a flea market for $29.
Suddenly, young female fans abandoned him and fled over to Jameis "The Super Bad Boy" Winston. Lots of sexy babes dumped Cam like a hot buffalo wing.
One Hooters girl even returned the BMW he had given her as a tip.
Some say that Cam lost a contact lens. Some say he sneezed. And some even say that he lost the ball in the sun; except that it was night time.
Many sportswriters agree that Cam Newton could now end up playing up in Canada, or maybe even down in Argentina.