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MLB Legend Trashes Cam Newton, Politicians

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

MLB Hall of Fame member Goose Gossage fired some heated shots at Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s attitude.

Gossage, who played pro baseball for 22 seasons, spoke with the New York Post on Tuesday.

He said in part:

“It’s a shame, it breaks my heart to see the direction this game is going. What, do we want a bunch of Cam Newtons running around? Gossage asked.

“So, if no one keeps it in check, which there is no one keeping it in check, first of all, no one wants to bite the hand that fed them or the hand that feeds them today,” he continued. “The only liaison we had was Joe Torre. It’s like Washington DC. Everybody starts out with good intentions. You can’t beat them, join ’em.'”

Gossage isn’t the first baseball player to use Newton as an example of what not to be. The New York Yankees told their players to imitate Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson instead of Newton. (RELATED: New York Yankees Management To Players: Be Like Russell Wilson, Not Cam Newton)

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