Read on to see what Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is revealing with his 2008 mug shot…
Now, Cam Newton wants people to learn from his mistakes.
To reflect back on today, the exact date in 2008 that Newton was busted at the University of Florida, he posts his mug shots. A day he’s NEVER forget.
Cam was charged with felony counts of burglary, larceny and obstructing justice. Luckily, Newton struck a plea deal and all charges were dropped after he completed a pretrial diversion program
He told CelebNSports247.com via and open letter reflecting on his mistakes in 2008 and getting arrested:
“I contemplated posting this and even reluctant about it, but as I think about my life and the MANY things I’m THANKFUL for, I tant to be an OPEN book so people can here my testimony and learn from the FLAWS and mistakes I MADE!”
“On this day 11/21/2008 I was arrested for a stolen laptop and I’m sure your asking yourself where is he going with this story.”
“The moral of the story is this … on this date I THOUGHT my life and my career was OVER and the fact that I had shamed my family with the media coverage surrounding this situation I vowed to myself on this day (9 years ago) that ‘I will be BETTER from this situation’.”
“What you must learn from this story is this: If you live your life listening to what OTHER people are saying what you should do AND NOT YOUR OWN, shame on YOU!”
Newton concludes by saying:
“I can honestly say to you today that NO one gave me a chance to succeed down bad in my situation and if I would have listened to those people that said i CAN’T, WHO KNOWS where I would be today. So i’m EXTREMELY THANKFUL FOR GOD’s mercy, grace and FAVOR over my L1FE; so if I can do it with my circumstances surely you can do it and be WHATEVER YOU WANT TO BE with HARD WORK and PERSISTENCE!”