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Cam Newton’s grandmother responds to Cam Newton Drive criticism

Fulton County Fumble: “I hope they’re finished and drop it forever.”

Some non-believers in Fulton County, Ga. yesterday rejected renaming Scarborough Road after Cam Newton.

The reason? “Way too early.”

As someone who stood, pointed, and shouted “Heisman” during Cam’s 71-yard touchdown run in his first game as an Auburn Tiger—and as as advocate for turning College Street into Blessed Individual Blvd— I pity them. I understand appearances and all that, but if the Stiff Arming, Under Armour’ed, Gatorade’ed, charitable foundation-forming, rookie record breaking Cam Newton of football players hasn’t done enough for you to name a street for him by now, he never will.

And Cam—and his grandmother—seem just fine with that.

“Cam could care less,” “Granny” Newton told Atlanta’s Fox 5 News, who apparently didn’t bother getting her actual name (it’s Hattie Lou Newton). “They’re talking about later on. He is not thinking about later on. He’s living his life now. So whatever they say tonight, I hope they’re finished and drop it forever.”

The man behind the measure, Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards, said he didn’t expect the criticism and is considering other proposals to honor Newton. Cam Newton Field? Cam Newton Gymnasium?

Sorry, Scarborough Road—you blew it.

h/t Big Dave Mullins.

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