Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said Thursday that he no longer will use the Dab as part of his on-field celebration, much to the delight of fist-shaking letters-to-the-editor writers in Charlotte and easily aggrieved sports columnists.
“I have to put that aside,” he said Thursday during an interview on WFZN-AM radio in Charlotte (as transcribed by ESPN’s David Newton).
Newton would not reveal his plans for future touchdown celebrations. It actually sounds like he doesn’t know what it’ll be yet.
“I have until September to find out,” he said.
It’s kind of bad timing that this was released on Thursday:
“It’s been fun watching Cam ascend to being one of the premier players in the NFL, both on and off the field,” Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, said in a statement that was e-mailed to The Post. “When we continued to see how popular the “Dab” became in all levels of sports and pop culture, we knew a bobblehead of Cam doing the ‘Dab’ had to be made.”