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Cam Newton Drive being shot down by Atlanta citizens
By Marc Sessler
Published: July 17, 2012 at 05:49 p.m.
Updated: July 17, 2012 at 05:56 p.m.
A tightly knit band of Atlanta citizens are pumping the brakes on plans to rename their street Cam Newton Drive, after the Carolina Panthers quarterback.
Residents of Scarborough Road in south Fulton argued at a public hearing last week that Newton, 23, is simply too young to have a street named after him, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Tuesday. Others cited the cost of revising personal records. Others were simply Falcons fans, we imagine, but that's unconfirmed.
One woman cited Newton's theft arrest in 2008 and past drama surrounding his father, who allegedly solicited money from a university attempting to recruit the quarterback.
South Fulton Commissioner Bill Edwards argued that Newton, who went to nearby Westlake High, is an example of someone who "beat the odds." These folks aren't buying it. Another public hearing on the matter will take place Tuesday night, but for now, Cam Newton Drive exists only in dreams.