Michael Vick gave Cam Newton advice

Updated: September 8, 2011, 10:45 AM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton says when he picked up the phone, he was surprised to hear Michael Vick on the other end.

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He says the Philadelphia quarterback gave him advice last week on what he thought Newton needs to do.

Newton, the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, says "whatever he says right now is golden."

He says Vick has been in this situation and that he idolizes the former Virginia Tech star who was the top pick in the 2001 draft.

Vick wasn't thrown into the fire as a rookie the way Newton will be Sunday, when Carolina opens against the Arizona Cardinals, but he has seen -- and overcome -- his share of adversity.


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