Does Cam Newton's choice of clothing have anything to do with his leadership skills? Jason Whitlock and Michael Vick think so.
During Monday’s episode of "Speak For Yourself" on FS1, the pair criticized the fashion-loving Panthers quarterback:
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“I’ve been on this campaign ever since Cam showed up with the scarf wrapped around his head," said Whitlock. "I didn’t like it from a leadership standpoint."
“You got everybody watching, Cam. Including your teammates" said Vick. "This is not a fashion show. This is football. Throw the suit on. The hats was cool — got away with that. But I mean, I respect Cam for what he do as a football player. I respect him because he loves fashion. But it’s a different demeanor, different approach you got to take as far as your appearance and everything, man. Everything plays a factor at the quarterback position."
"If he's a wide receiver, or if you want to make a fashion statement away from the locker room, no one cares," said Whitlock.
The 30-year-old was heavily criticized for wearing a headscarf before and after Carolina's Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers.
Newton, who is dealing with a foot injury, is expected to miss his second straight game.