Cam Newton was taken by surprise after Jseth Owens started heckling at him. Several videos of this argument surfaced online, and people were quick to react to it. Jseth eventually came forward with an apology.
The internet seemed to be divided after the video surfaced online. Cam also released a statement of his own after the video caught the attention of many. Cam tried to explain his side of the story while justifying how he handled the conversation.
Who is Jseth Owens?
Jseth is a young football player for Perkiomen Valley High School in Pennsylvania. He became famous on social media for the video that showed the heated exchange between Cam and him. In the video, Jseth can be heard telling Cam that he would be poor soon after the NFL player kept saying he is rich.
Following the backlash for his behavior, Jseth released a statement of his own. “First & for most I want to express my deepest apologies to Cam Newton, my entire org, & my coaches for my actions at the 7v7 tournament this past weekend. I did not intend for it to get as far as it did! First I would like to start off my saying my parents never taught me to people disrespectful,” he said.
He continued, “As a football player, I let my competitive side get the best of me & it was a huge miscommunication. It was in the midst of the moment & I realized now how a lot of you took it as disrespect. I never meant to humiliate & let anyone down. I am very appreciative for 7v7 to even allow me to be apart of the team I am currently on. I realize this can dictate my future as a young man having very big dreams/goals but I will not allow this to stop me from getting where I need to be. So again, I apologize & hope I can be forgiven.”
Cam Newton breaks his silence
After Jseth came out with his apology, Cam also did. He said, “What you didn’t see,” he wrote on social media. “I see there are a lot of things festering out there that I see took place over the weekend. To the natural eye, you see me asking the young man, ‘Where is your dad at?’ But to me, talking to a child with everyone looking does me no good! So instead of speaking or going back and forth with a child, I wanted to have a man-to-man conversation with his father.”
He concluded the post by writing, “I impact kids lives in a positive way. Make no mistake about it. I allow kids to realize there is an ‘out’ by using their football talents to get them to the next level and in most cases, out of the hood! So with that being said, have yourself an unbelievable rest of your day