BREAKING NEWS – Charlotte, North Carolina – Cam Newton is not his 2015 MVP self anymore, but the three-time Pro Bowler says there’s another reason why he’s still a free agent.

Over the years, Newton has grown out his hair for dreadlocks, and he suggests that’s a reason why he remained unsigned throughout the 2022 season and is still looking for a job.

The New England Patriots signed him during his dreadlocks phase, and he started 15 games for them in 2020. He returned to the Carolina Panthers in 2021 and played in eight games. But before rejoining the team that selected him with the first pick in 2011, he said teams were insinuating he should have gotten a haircut.

NBC said they’d sign him as a sportscaster, and promote his hairstyle as the “Black Peacock”.