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Former NFL QB Cam Newton Involved In Brawl At Youth 7-On-7 Tournament



Former NFL quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a brawl that was captured on video at a youth 7-on-7 football tournament in Atlanta, Ga., on Sunday.
Newton founded C1N, a 7-on-7 program that participated in the WeBall Sports x DynastyU 7v7 tournament at B.E.S.T. Academy, which brought under-15 and under-18 teams from Georgia and Alabama together in Atlanta over the weekend.
In videos posted on social media, Newton can be seen in at the top of steps under a We Ball Sports tent. We Ball Sports, a sports media and apparel company, organized the tournament. Newton is approached by multiple individuals from TopShelf Performance, an Atlanta-based wide-receiver training program that had youth teams in the tournament.
Three individuals appear to surround and grab Newton, who flings one of them off to the side. Another angle shows three men grabbing Newton as he fends them off.
Event security and police can be seen breaking up the brawl.
It’s unclear what led to the altercation, but We Ball Sports co-founder Nehemiah Mitchell told The Athletic that TopShelf beat C1N in a “heated game” between under-18s on Saturday, with tensions carrying over into Sunday.
Mitchell told the outlet that everyone involved in the fight was removed from the event.
“We are deeply concerned about the recent incident involving Cam Newton, and our thoughts are with all parties affected. Violence has no place in our community, and we strongly condemn any form of aggression, TopShelf Performance coaches Stephon and TJ Brown said in a joint statement to The Athletic. They said the company was addressing the matter internally.
Newton, 34, left the NFL in 2021 after 11 seasons with the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots. He founded C1N in 2021 with a mission to foster youth development on and off the football field, with opportunities to compete in 7-on7 tournaments and other events across the country.
Newton’s C1N team won the under-15 championship at the event. The winning under-18 team won a $5,000 prize, while the under-15 winners earned $1,500.
TMX contributed to this article.