Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was asked about Colin Kaepernick’s partnership with Nike on Wednesday afternoon. He spoke about everyone’s right to freedom of speech before saying he “respected the hell out of him.”
Cam Newton on Colin Kaepernick: “Man to man, I respect the hell out of him.” pic.twitter.com/fijMfYzzQa
— Joe Person (@josephperson) September 5, 2018
Newton has in the past not provided much of an opinion on the National Anthem protests or weighed in on Colin Kaepernick. You have to believe the recent change in ownership in Carolina has allowed Newton to feel more comfortable speaking his mind.