Cam Newton gets candid about fatherhood in a new video that doubles as an open letter to little Chosen. The NFL star shares his vision and aspirations for his son with The Players’ Tribune fans.

“Don’t be like me son,” Cam says in the backdrop of a picture collage in video form. “Be better than me. And create your own inspiration.”


Newton advises his son to protect the women in his life and hold them in the highest esteem. “Your mom is the best thing to happen to me. Yet I have failed in some regards, but I still love her unconditionally,” Cam expresses. “Make sure you protect the queens of your heart,” he admonishes. “That’s your mom and your sister — and remember that real men aren’t afraid of the dark.”

Cam goes on to tell his son to “be brave, be strong, be bold.” The NFL star further shares his heart by telling Chosen, “I will always be there when you need me. And I am writing this for you to see. To show you how much I love you, and what a real man is supposed to be. I love you son. And remember always: Love and be true. And most of all be unique. And be beautifully you.”

Check out the touching video below!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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