While hosting a football camp, Cam Newton got into an argument with an attendee that has since gone viral. The young player seemed to target Newton about his free agency among other things.
The video begins with the young player repeatedly yelling "you a free agent" to Newton to which the quarterback responded with "I'm rich."
"You about to be poor," the young player said in response.
Newton then asked the unnamed heckler where his father was and asked to speak with him all the while he continued to say "you're a free agent" as both of them continued to speak over each other.
Newton, 31, just finished his first season—and likely his last—with the Patriots where he threw for 2,657 yards and eight touchdowns along with 10 interceptions in his 15 games played. The Patriots finished 7-9 and are expected to part ways with Newton, according to a January report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Once the video picked up attention on social media, Newton addressed it on his Instagram account when he posted a video of him talking to the young player one-on-one. Newton asked him about his school's season, how he performed and repeatedly said that there was not problem between the two of them.
"Talking to a child with everybody looking does me no good," Newton said in the post. "So instead of speaking or going back and forth with a child I wanted to have a man to man conversation with his father."
Although the video went viral, athletes across football and other sports were disappointed a player attending Newton's own camp would treat him with such disrespect. Newton was named MVP in 2015 and drafted No. 1 in 2011.