SportingNews- Cam Newton learned the hard way how serious head injuries can be. After a nasty concussion against the Falcons in Week 4 forced him to miss the next game, the Panthers quarterback said he has realized that "concussions are real. It's a real issue."
"I ain't never had that feeling," he said. "I don't want it to happen to me or nobody else."
Well, I guess it's finally official. Much to the dismay of Jerry Jones, concussions are - in fact - not fake. I'll never view that Will Smith movie where he talks in a brutal African accent the entire time the same way again now that I know it wasn't a comedy. Real shame that debilitating head injuries caused by violent collisions between men of damn near superhuman strength are actually a thing. Can't believe I was just sitting here in my bubble of ignorance with Roger Goodell and his self-appointed doctors thinking that they were just a myth perpetuated by the premature deaths of dozens upon dozens of former athletes caused by severe headaches. Guess we can finally sign off on this being an actual issue now that Cam Newton recognizes it as an issue.
After unveiling such a harsh, undocumented truth I can't help but think the depth of his knowledge doesn't begin and end at the realization of head trauma. Someone get Cam on the horn, we need to find out who really shot JFK? Was George W. responsible for 9/11? Someone pull up YouTube so we can get to the bottom of every conspiracy theory ever presented on the internet. Who would know better than the guy that needed to get his bell rung to comprehend that the resulting reverberations might be a sign of a serious problem that surely only recently starting plaguing his sport.