There's a problem brewing in America. It's a certain lack of empathy for people, an expectation that no one, especially athletes, is allowed to be human and make a mistake. Cam Newton is learning this the hard way.
The Carolina Panthers quarterback was anointed as the chosen one through the recently concluded NFL season. Fans and so-called NFL experts were saying he was the future of the game, the new face of the league. He was named league MVP the day before the Super Bowl.
Then Newton played a horrible game and his team lost to the Denver Broncos, 24-10. With a big smile on his face, Newton congratulated Peyton Manning before heading to the locker room.