Here’s a local connection that was not expected.
You probably saw that viral video over the weekend, an argument involving Cam Newton and a student football player who was participating in his Myrtle Beach camp.
If you haven’t, here it is again:
Kid was really saying this at CAM NEWTON’S own camp 😳 (h/t thesportsuniverse/TikTok) pic.twitter.com/YjQjc53tNZ
— Overtime (@overtime) February 21, 2021
The kid’s name is Jseth Owens, and on his Twitter profile he’s seen in a Perkiomen Valley Vikings uniform. PV is up here in Montco, off route 29 in Collegeville. On some other high school football sites, he’s listed as a Spring-Ford player, so he must have switched schools at some point recently.
Anyway, he issued an apology on social media, writing this:
The camper who was trash-talking Cam Newton issued an apology: “As a football player I let my competitive side get the best of me”
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) February 22, 2021
Good for him. You make a mistake, own up to it, people forgive, and we move on.
There was a lot of talk about Cam, too, who may or may not have been out of place to respond the way he did. Some folks seemed to think he should have taken the high road instead of engaging in the back and forth, but opinions were all over the place on that.
For what it’s worth, Newton posted this video later, which took place after the first interaction:
The part of the Cam Newton video you didn’t see.
Side note: Cam handled that a lot better than I would’ve. pic.twitter.com/CrGR8kuULk
— Carolina Blitz (@KeepBlitzin) February 21, 2021
Alright, so no issues here. Owens apologized and took responsibility. He’s now the most famous player to come out of Perk Valley since Grant Wiley.