'First Take' on Moon's comments on Newton

October, 24, 2012
10/24/12
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Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon said there’s a troubling racial undertone to the criticism of Carolina quarterback Cam Newton.

“I heard somebody compare him to Vince Young,’’ Moon told Yahoo! Sports. “It’s the same old crap -- it’s always a comparison of one black to another black. I get tired of it.’’

Moon also said it’s wrong to suggest the second-year quarterback is a bust.

"I think a lot of this is because so many people want to say, 'I told you so' about him but couldn't because he was so good last year," Moon said. “I think people are overreacting. How can he be a bust? He just had one of the great years a rookie has ever had, and now he can't play? Come on."

Take a look and listen as Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Moon’s comments.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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