Panthers owner owns Cam Newton

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  1. creightonclone

    creightonclone Active Member

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    Carolina Panthers' Jerry Richardson to Cam Newton -- No tats, piercings - ESPN

    The owner is technically Cam Newton's boss, but I think he's taking this a little too far. I'm sure not everyone will agree with me, but this looks really nasty from a race point of view. An old, rich man from the South acting as though he owns a young black man? Sounds like the Panthers' owner wants to revive Dixie.
     
  2. cyatheart

    cyatheart Well-Known Member

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    He owns the team and pays him millions a year. I would say he can do whatever he wants.
     
  3. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    I see no problems here.
     
  4. CyBer

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    Yeah you can't really compare slavery to a million dollar player....
     
  5. sodakjoe

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    My employers at various times in my life have limited piercings, visible tattoos, hair dye colors, etc. I see absolutely no problems with this.
     
  6. RayShimley

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    Yeah, Steinbrenner made his players keep their hair short and banned facial hair. I don't see the big deal here.
     
  7. GeronimusClone

    GeronimusClone Well-Known Member

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    Ask Adrian Peterson.
     
  8. FarminCy

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    I don't know too many employers that don't have some sort of rules like that.

    Most places you can't have visible tattoos, piercings (besides ears for women), and have outlandish hair. It's called a physical appearance and dress code.

    This is another example of ESPN and other media outlets trying to make a story out of nothing.
     
  9. Senolcyc

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    No it doesn't. Newton is an EMPLOYEE. And a very, very, very, very, very WELL-PAID one at that. Anyone who plays the race card here is way the hell off base.
     
  10. GeronimusClone

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    I applaud the guy for wanting his players to have a certain appearance - especially the multi-million dollar, soon-to-be figurehead of your team.
     
  11. GeronimusClone

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    This day and age, the race card is rarely "on base".
     
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  12. CyPride

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    fail.
     
  13. heitclone

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    See, they should have put things like this is college contract too. Auburn isn't preparing these kids for the real world.

    But seriously, MLK would be rolling over in his grave. All the sacrifices people have made for civil rights for people who were actually suffereing and now we've got people complaining that a guy getting paid millions of dollars has to follow a dress code at his job. Just another example of why anyone who takes ESPN seriously, has no mind of their own.
     
  14. GeronimusClone

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    I did enjoy how ESPN had the Steve Jobs story on their front page. Wonder what time they "broke" that story last night.
     
  15. LindenCy

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    I had to:

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  16. djcubby

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    I don't see a problem with this at at all. Cam Newton is now the face the program and the owners want to keep it clean. Plus, he's probably doing him a favor since if he's as good in the NFL as he was in college, companies will be lining up for endorsement deals and he'll have a nice image to show off.
     
  17. cybsball20

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    I don't think anyone would have a problem if it were a team rule, or organization rule, but this is the same guy who just signed Jeremy Shockey and now he is telling ONE guy that he can't do what everyone else is doing? If this was something they agreed on before the draft, then fine... But, unless it applies to everyone I dont like it...
     
  18. Clones85'

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    Why? Shockey already had all the tat's. What's he going to have him do, remove them?

    And Shockey is a TE while Newton is the QB and leader of the team. I don't think there is anything wrong with asking more out of the leader of your team than you ask from others on the team.
     
  19. iahawkhunter

    iahawkhunter Well-Known Member

    Don't forget kilts!
     
  20. creightonclone

    creightonclone Active Member

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    Let me guess... you're a middle-aged, middle-to-upper class white dude, too?
     

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