The sports network compiled a series of commemoration videos of several current & former athletes in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each person discusses what Dr. King means to them and how his spirit is still alive in the world, especially in sports.
In addition to Cam Newton, sports figures 5-time NBA Champion Magic Johnson, NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire, NBA Championship Winning Coach Phil Jackson, NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka and more all shared their thoughts with the cameras.
After Saturday’s performance against Arkansas, Auburn Tigers quarterback Cam Newton has positioned himself to be the top Heisman candidate in the country.
Newton, a Westlake High School graduate, finished the day with 140 yards passing and ran for 188 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 65-43 shootout win against the Razorbacks.
Newton definitely has the look of a top Heisman candidate.
Newton is fourth in the nation in rushing with 860 yards, he leads the nation in rushing touchdowns with 12 and is the nation’s second leading passer with a rating of 180.5, but the most important statistics of them is the fact that the Tigers are now 7-0 overall, 4-0 in the SEC, is ranked No. 4 in the BCS Standings and has a legitimate shot at a BCS National Championship.
Newton and the Auburn Tigers will be at home this Saturday facing the No. 6 ranked LSU Tigers in a game that has huge BCS implications…..(source)