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footballHow many tens of millions of dollars did Cam Newton cost himself this week? With advertisers no doubt hankering to pay this 26-year-old athlete handsomely to hawk their products as the new face of the NFL, what did he do?

First, Cam made racially charged comments before the Super Bowl, defending his ridiculous showboating. Then he played a lousy game, during which he had a couple of tantrums and declined to jump on his own fumble with the game in the balance (later admitting he didn’t want to get hurt). After the game he sulked and bolted from a press conference. Then sore-loser Cam mocked anyone who loses gracefully, saying, “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser.” Later he sported a defiant T-shirt that read, “I Win My Way.”

He also loses his way.

That muffled swishing noise you just heard was the sound of the nation’s top companies closing their checkbooks.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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