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Why Cam Newton Reportedly Had To Offer $1500 For Someone's Airplane Seat

A closeup of Cam Newton throwing a pass during a Panthers game.

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 17: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints in the third quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 17, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

If you've been on Twitter the last few days, you've probably seen the video of Cam Newton offering $1,500 for a stranger's airplane seat with extra legroom. Newton's proposal was turned down.

One of the major questions we and a lot of other people had about the scenario was why was Newton flying in coach and not first class? It seems like we've found an answer to that question.

According to Miami radio host Andy Slater, the quarterback had paid for a first-class seat from Paris to Charlotte but missed his flight. Forced to audible, Newton had to book an economy seat on the only flight that would have gotten him home that day.

The flight featured a layover in Dallas as well.

Slater's report certainly provides much-needed context. It wouldn't have made sense for Newton to willingly book an economy class seat.

As for the man who shot down his offer, we can only hope they enjoyed the extra legroom for the 10-hour trip.