Someday, when Chosen Newton hits the internet and visits The Players Tribune web site, he’ll see his father’s video message to him in celebration of his first birthday.
Here’s what Cam Newton had to say in the video, which the former Auburn football quarterback had posted on Derek Jeter’s website on Wednesday morning.
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) January 4, 2017
According to Mark Inabinett of AL.com, it’s the first time Newton has publicly revealed a picture of his son.
“Don’t be like me, son, be better than me.” Newton says in the video. “And create your own inspiration.”
It’s a message of perseverance and the value of hard work. The whole video by the Carolina Panthers quarterback is very nice and cute and worth a watch, but it seems like there is also a message to Chosen’s mother, Kia Proctor, in it.
“Your mom is the best thing to happen to me,” Newton says. “Yet I have failed in some regards. But I still love her unconditionally.
“Don’t be like me son, be better than me.”