‘They already have a Cam here': Cameron Artis-Payne doesn’t shorten his name at Auburn

Cameron "Not Cam" Artis-Payne.

Cameron “Not Cam” Artis-Payne.

Cam Newton’s jersey number has yet to (officially) be retired, but his name is apparently already off limits. At least that’s the impression Auburn JUCO running back transfer Cameron Artis-Payne gave during Auburn player interviews Wednesday morning.

“Cameron Artis-Payne says people called him Cam until he arrived at AU,” al.com beat writer Brandon Marcello tweeted after Auburn’s practice. “Pretty obvious designation reserved for a certain AU Heisman winner.”

We caught up with Cam(eron) and asked him about the change in moniker.

“Well, I’ve been called both,” he said. “But they already have a Cam here, so I have to be Cameron.”

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