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Cam Newton goes back to Auburn, to be “a normal student”


School’s in session. (Mike McCarn / AP)

Instead of hitting wide receivers, Cam Newton is hitting the books.

The Carolina Panthers quarterback has enrolled in classes at Auburn, where he won a Heisman Trophy playing for the football team in 2010. The Tigers’ new head coach broke the news on Twitter:

Newton is trying to keep a low profile and, Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson said, “wants to focus on school and be a normal student.”

Good luck with that. Photos that purport to show Newton in classrooms are popping up all over Twitter. It can’t be easy for a guy whose statue stands outside the football stadium and who led his team to a national championship (and drew an NCAA investigation).

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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