Cam Newton: I Wasn't Privy to Panthers' Behind-the-Scenes Talk Before Release

Adam Wells
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif  Jameis Winston, Jadeveon Clowney and Newtown didn't have to wait long at all to find homes in the NFL when they came out of college. The three former No. 1 overall draft picks are finding things moving much more slowly as they search for new homes or contracts this offseason. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif Jameis Winston, Jadeveon Clowney and Newtown didn't have to wait long at all to find homes in the NFL when they came out of college. The three former No. 1 overall draft picks are finding things moving much more slowly as they search for new homes or contracts this offseason. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

The Carolina Panthers kept Cam Newton in the dark about their future plans prior to the organization's decision to release him last March.

Appearing on the I AM ATHLETE podcast, Newton said there "was a lot of behind-the-scenes talk that I wasn't privy to" with the Panthers before they moved forward without him (starts at 24:09 mark):

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