Cam Newton is young, successful, fit, rich, and handsome — yeah, I'm secure enough to say it — and there's no shortage of women interested in keeping company with him. As he told USA Today's Jarrett Bell, though, he's finding that he has to be careful of their motives.
"It's a cliché for people to say you have to be on alert," Newton said. "But sometimes, that is the case. You may see a particular female who's attractive, but you already sense it.
"I pray for discretion every single night, that I can see through people, see what their greater good is. Sometimes that individual 'wows' you by the eye, but when it come to heart to heart, that person's not there for you."
We're all aware of the problem. In fact, it's probably a good time to revisit the words to the great American philosopher Kanye West. From his opus "Gold Digger":
I know somebody paying child support for one of his kids
His baby momma's car and crib is bigger than his
You will see him on TV any given Sunday
Win the Super Bowl and drive off in a Hyundai
Absolutely. You do not want to be the guy winning the Super Bowl and driving off in a Hyundai. Unless you're the MVP, then you get to upgrade to a Corvette.
I can relate, too. When I won the spelling bee in second grade, I suddenly had all these girls snuggling up to me, trying to give me their juice boxes and Garbage Pail Kids, and I had to stay on alert and say, "No, I will not help you spell 'concentrate'."
It's just part of celebrity, I suppose. The good news is that there are plenty of romantic options available to you. The bad news is that many of those have impure motives. It's a trade-off. Many people who are not in Cam Newton's situation wouldn't mind having his problems.