Apparently upset about the position of his NFL draft declaration on the ESPN.com home page Thursday, Cam Newton withdrew his name with the intention of re-declaring as soon as Friday.
“I fully expected the Heisman Trophy winner and quarterback of the National Champion football team to command more real estate on ESPN.com when he announced his intentions,” Newton said. “Obviously I was unaware ESPN would give prime position to a feel-good NFL story about some Division III wingback.” (Newton was referring to New England running back Danny Woodhead.)
Newton continued, “Hopefully tomorrow will be a slower news day. Also, I’ll be sure to hold a press conference, cry a little bit over the trials I have been through this year, dance and smile a little, and maybe throw in some streamers and balloons and (stuff). Praise God.”
ESPN immediately responded via press release that they would be filming a “30 for 30” documentary about the situation, and would dedicate the first “College Gameday” of 2011 to Cam Newton’s juice bottle.
Cecil Newton and Jay Jacobs could not be reached for comment from the car they were riding in together.