Newton: Race doesn't hinder position

Updated: September 12, 2013, 12:13 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- That nine black quarterbacks started in the NFL's opening week isn't cause to celebrate, Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers said Wednesday.

"Absolutely not,'' said Newton, one of the nine. "You don't have a bar mitzvah just because you are a starting African-American quarterback in this league.

"I'm fans of everybody. I just can't say I just root for Michael Vick, RG III (Robert Griffin III), Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and those guys."

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