Report: Cam Newton sells Charlotte digs to LaMelo Ball
By Dean Jones
Cam Newton has reportedly sold his Charlotte digs to LaMelo Ball.
Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton finally has a buyer for his Charlotte home. The signal-caller put the property up for sale after he was ruthlessly released by the organization at a time when there were little in the way of starting opportunities elsewhere, which left the team’s loyal fanbase apoplectic with rage in the process.
Cam Newton eventually found a new home and the No. 1 spot with the New England Patriots, although it is unlikely to come with a playoff spot following their disappointing loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football.
It’s easy to give Newton a pass for his exploits this season.
He didn’t see much of the field during his final 18 months with the Panthers due to shoulder and foot injuries, the former No. 1 overall pick also contracted COVID-19 when some momentum was building, and the supporting cast in the passing attack in New England is less than stellar, to put it mildly.
Cam Newton passes the torch to NBA rookie LaMelo Ball.
Newton’s chapter in Carolina formally closed after Atlanta Entertainment real estate Agent Pierre Reeves announced via Instagram that LaMelo Ball is the man who bought his Charlotte property, with terms of the sale not disclosed.
Ball was taken at No. 3 overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2020 NBA Draft and has plenty of expectations on his shoulders as the organization looks to get back to prominence after years of abject failure under team owner Michael Jordan.
This is wild, whichever way one looks at it.
One star leaves, and another potential enigma arrives.
The Ball family knows how to make a splash, of that there is little doubt. But whether this has indirectly put additional pressure on their youngest of the brother trio currently playing in the NBA remains to be seen.
As for Newton, this is a nice chunk of change to add to his wealth.
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The former Heisman Trophy winner doesn’t need the money – as was indicated by his decision to take just $500,000 guaranteed on his deal with the Patriots – but this development does represent a changing of the guard in the region who could have a new superstar to worship if Ball lives up to his potential.