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Cam Newton weighs in on Charlotte shooting after denying race issue previously

Posted on AllSides September 23rd, 2016
From The Left

Cam Newton finds himself in a no-win situation on matters of race these days, something he mentioned on Wednesday when asked about the shooting death of Charlotte-area resident Keith Lamont Scott by police.

“I’m in a position now where if I say something, it’s going to be critiqued,” the Carolina Panthers quarterback said, “and if I don’t say something, then I’m flawed.”

He’s right — both sides can parse Newton’s words any way they want, and he typically is a lightning rod for criticism no matter what he says. After...

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