Cam Newton involved in fight at Georgia youth football camp

Former NFL quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a brawl at a 7-on-7 youth football camp on Sunday.

The incident took place at an invitation-only camp and tournament over the weekend in Atlanta. Authorities with the local police department have not been reached for comment by USA TODAY Sports.

The event was organized by We Ball Sports, an apparel and sports media company, and Newton runs C1N, a youth sports organization that sponsored a team in the tournament.

Video shared on social media showed Newton, while wearing one of his trademark hats, being grabbed and scuffling with two or possibly three people before camp staffers and security officers stepped in to restore order.

We Ball Sports’ co-founder, Nehemiah Mitchell, told The Athletic that everyone involved in the altercation, including Newton, was removed from the event.

Newton, 34, last played in the NFL in the 2021 season, appearing in eight games for the Carolina Panthers.

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The 2010 Heisman Trophy winner at Auburn and first overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, Newton quarterbacked the Panthers for nine of his 10 years as a pro, earning league MVP honors and leading Carolina to the Super Bowl after the 2015 season.

He also played one season in 2020 with the New England Patriots.

What is TSP?

Newton was involved in a fight, a source told The Athletic, with two coaches of TSP (TopShelf Performance), a national 18U 7-on-7 football program. TSP also trains receivers across youth, high school and NFL levels.

“We are deeply concerned about the recent incident involving Cam Newton, and our thoughts are with all parties affected,” TopShelf Performance trainers/coaches Stephon and TJ Brown said in a statement to The Athletic. “Violence has no place in our community, and we strongly condemn any form of aggression.”

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Cam Newton fight: Former NFL QB in wild brawl at 7-on-7 camp

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