Cam Newton won a Heisman and led Auburn to a national championship in his lone season as a starter. He’s a beloved figure on The Plains.
In fact, a group of Tiger fans love Newton so much they want to name city road after him. A petition on MoveOn.org wants to name a road just off Exit 57 in Auburn “Cam Newton Run” after the former AU star.
The petition, which has over 600 signatures so far, states:
With exit 57 serving as a prominent gateway to Auburn fans, prospective students, opponents and the like, “Cam Newton Run” recognizes one of Auburn’s most famous graduates and athletes who has served as a prominent and effective ambassador for Auburn both on and off the field. This rename also serves as a way to depoliticize what may be considered by many in this community to be a painful yet imminent name change . WDE and thanks for the support.
If ever there was a time to change the name of the road to honor Newton, now might be it. Currently, it’s known as Mike Hubbard Boulevard, and Hubbard, the former Alabama Speaker of the House, was recently convicted on a dozen counts of ethics charges.
[ 247Sports ]