Unfortunately for some people, it takes a very sobering reminder that professional athletes are normal people that have everyday problems. The latest example comes from Charlotte, North Carolina and a former No.1 draft pick of the Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton.
Reports began surfacing, mostly from Jonathan Jones of The Charlotte Observer, that the team's star quarterback was involved in a car accident. The scene was scary, but as details keep rolling in, it seems like Newton is going to be okay.
Cam Newton's car overturned just above I 277 pic.twitter.com/i5UjckyfbF— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) December 9, 2014
Cam Newton on a stretcher. Just loaded in ambulance pic.twitter.com/TP7rSRKXua— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) December 9, 2014
Steve Crump with WBTV in Charlotte tweeted that a source at the local Police Department said that Newton was fine and actually didn't want to be taken to a hospital.
CMPD source says no injuries to Cam Newton.He did not want to be transported. Taken to hospital as a precaution.— Steve Crump WBTV (@SteveCrumpWBTV) December 9, 2014
We'll have more details as they emerge, but it sounds like this scenario will end with a positive note after a very scary-looking scene.