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Keith Allison

Elementary school sports reporter pens scathing critique of quarterback Cam Newton

This kid is the Bill Simmons of his elementary school.


Marisa Kabas


Posted on Mar 31, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 4:42 am CDT

The Carolina Panthers had a decent season, going 7-8 and winning the NFC South. But one elementary school sports reporter was not impressed by the team’s performance.

Jeff Atkins recently tweeted a clipping from his son’s school newspaper, which features a #hottake about Panthers QB Cam Newton by one of the paper’s reporters. His original thesis: “The team never seems to win, and I think he [Newton] is the reason.” But midway through his biting analysis, he has a change of heart.

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We wonder what Newton has to say about all this. Perhaps he can pen a thoughtful response on Derek Jeter’s Players’ Tribune?

The moral of the story is that kids should just write everything. 

H/T Jeff Atkins/Twitter | Image via Keith Allison/Flickr (CC 2.0)

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*First Published: Mar 31, 2015, 4:19 pm CDT