Cam Newton is taking a break from classes at Auburn, spending time in New Orleans for Super Bowl weekend.
The Charlotte Observer caught up with Newton, the Carolina Panthers quarterback and 2010 Heisman Trophy winner, and Newton spoke for the first time about going back to school this semester.
Newton is looking to complete his degree in sociology, which he promised his mom he’d do even after leaving Auburn a year early for the NFL. His first few days back on the Plains were hectic, with students following Newton and taking cell phone photos of the local legend.
“It’s smoothed out now. When I first got on campus, it was kind of a circus. But that’s kind of what I expected,” Newton told the Observer. “But it’s nothing but love, man. You go back and you see people’s reaction. You take a couple of pictures and you see what it does to a particular person, and you appreciate it your influence.”