Despite social media articles that have been shared thousands that times, Panthers quarterback camer Newton has not to be fined for handing footballs to kids following touchdowns.

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It"s other the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner has been doing because his rookie season, and he"s never been fined because that it, nor will certainly he walking forward. 

To prevent fans fighting over a football, the NFL go fine football player $5,787, and also $11,576 because that a second offense, because that throwing a football into the stands, however handing the round to one is perfectly acceptable. Contrary to the social media posts, Newton is additionally not gift charged because that the cost of every football he offers away.

A Dec. 13 tweet with over 19,000 retweets and a Facebook write-up with more than 156,000 shares claim Newton has actually been fined $253,552 for giving footballs to kids. The the same Twitter and Facebook posts, which include a year-old quote from Newton, are totally false. The NFL debunked those articles Monday in an e-mail to Omnisport.

Every time camer Newton offers a kid in the stands a ball he is fined $5,512. To date he had a total of $253,552.00.

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Newton"s plot of goodness have gained an ext attention this year, as Newton is the favorite to be the NFL MVP. 

But even if NFL officials shot to stop him from giving a football to a child, Newton will still discover a means and proceed to execute so as lengthy as he keeps detect the end zone — cost-free of charge.


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