Wednesday, August 24, 2011

You're name is now Toby

During a meeting in April between the owner and his then-future prized rookie, Richardson explained to Newton that he wasn't big on tattoos and piercings.
"I'm not a choirboy. I've never said I was. And I don't want a roster of 53 choirboys. I told Jeremy Shockey, 'Don't change your personality. It'll be good for the team," Richardson told Observer reporter Tom Sorensen in April. "I could do without the tattoos, though.'"

So when Richardson met with Newton, one of the first things he asked the quarterback was if he had tattoos or piercings, and Newton said he did not.

After Newton was drafted, he was flown in to meet his new organization. Sure enough, Richardson had to ask:

"Did you get crazy after the draft and go out and get any tattoos or piercings? Do I have to check you for anything?"

"No sir," said Newton

Then Richardson asked Cam to get naked and to stand on a block to see what his market value may be just in case.

-Les Anderson

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