NFL MVP on Caitlin Clark: ‘Why are we performing as if she’s America’s sweetheart’ in WNBA?

Cam Newton, a one-time NFL MVP with the Carolina Panthers, downplayed the Caitlin Clark-Chennedy Carter saga within the newest episode of his podcast on Friday.

Carter’s arduous foul on Clark final weekend within the Chicago Sky’s matchup with the Indiana Fever was the discuss of the sports activities world for your entire week – even earlier than the rookie sharpshooter was reportedly left off the U.S. Olympic ladies’s basketball roster.

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Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark sits on the bench through the New York Liberty sport at Barclays Middle in Brooklyn, June 2, 2024. (Wendell Cruz-USA Right now Sports activities)

Newton weighed in on the “4th&1” podcast and stated if it was every other league, the foul wouldn’t have been nationwide headlines. Newton stated the foul was simply part of basketball and informed Clark to simply carry on enjoying.

“Why are we performing as if she’s America’s sweetheart in a league that, she’s in a league filled with hyenas and lions, tigers and bears? All people is comin’ after you to attempt to dethrone you, and attempting to get in your head – mentally, bodily, emotionally,” Newton stated. “And that is simply an instance of that. What number of instances did we see Michael Jordan get his a– whupped? … No person is above getting checked or being disliked. So, Caitlin, welcome to the large leagues. All people ain’t gonna such as you.

Cam Newton in Las Vegas

Cam Newton at Michael Rubin’s Fanatics Tremendous Bowl Occasion held at Marquee Dayclub Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan on Feb. 10, 2024. (Christopher Polk/Billboard through Getty Pictures)

CAITLIN CLARK NOT BEING CHOSEN FOR OLYMPICS IS A ‘GOOD THING FOR HER,’ JEMELE HILL SAYS

Caitlin Clark signs autographs

Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark indicators autographs for followers earlier than the Liberty sport, Might 18, 2024, in New York. (AP Photograph/Noah Ok. Murray, File)

Caitlin Clark vs Storm

Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark drives towards Seattle Storm ahead Nneka Ogwumike, Thursday, Might 30, 2024, in Indianapolis. (AP Photograph/Doug McSchooler, File)

“All people not gon’ like the truth that you simply are as younger as you’re and also you’re the face of the WNBA. They’re not gonna like the truth that Nike simply dropped an enormous boy bag on you. So, yeah… what did Steve Smith say? You gotta ice up, son. This isn’t the primary time and it’s not gonna be the final time any individual is gonna attempt to verify you to see in the event you actually who you assume you’re.”

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On Saturday, a number of stories indicated Clark wouldn’t be on the U.S. Olympic roster regardless of her monumental recognition and attraction throughout ladies’s basketball.

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