Tennessee mom who penned open letter to Cam Newton has change of heart
Rosemary Plorin of Nashville, Tenn., the mother of a 9-year-old who wrote the open letter to The Charlotte Observer that went viral, says she respects Cam Newton after hearing his reaction to her note.
“I watched the video of Cam Newton responding to media questions about my letter to him earlier this week,” Plorian told the newspaper.
“I really appreciate his comments and his respect for my thoughts, and I was impressed with the sensitivity and graciousness with which he spoke. I am sorry I didn’t understand him better until this week. It is clear from his remarks that he recognizes his leadership role, both on and off the field, and that he truly cares about the kids watching him. I respect his comments just as much as he did mine, and I wish him nothing but continued success on the field and in life.”
Newton said earlier this week that he read Plorin’s letter, a message that chastised the quarterback’s “chest puffs, pelvic thrusts and arrogant struts” during a recent win over the Titans.
“Everybody is entitled to their own opinion,” Newton said. “You can’t fault her for that. It is what it is. If she feels offended, I’ll apologize to her. But at the end of the day, I am who I am.”
Now that “Tennessee Mom” is satisfied, let’s limit the complaints about end zone dances and showing up the opponent, shall we?