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The Carolina Panthers want to keep Cam Newton, the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, as wholesome as possible.

Owner Jerry Richardson told interviewer Charlie Rose of PBS the talented quarterback can’t get tattoos or piercings, even though such body decorations are increasingly commonplace in sports. Click the audio link to hear the conversation…

Comments (7)
  1. porsha says:

    I agree with the coach! These young black males do not know what they are doing to themselves with the tatoos and the piercings. They are altering their looks and image- and so are young black females. I told my daughter that she will never get a tatoo while i am alive or dead. And look at these fools getting silly things on their necks and faces, simply unbelievable and unsightly- YUK!

  2. Sarah says:

    Oh, Massa wants to brand his slave himself and don’t want his slaves doing it voluntarily on themselves…I don’t care for tattoos, but when some white man is going to take it upon himself to tell you what to do with your bodies as far a decorations, it’s going or taking things too far..I don’t care for multiple piercing or tattoos, but his man is taking his slave ownership too far..I have no tats and will not be getting any, same for my children who are grown and living on their own, the last time they visited with me, they know I always does the body check to see if they’re complying..I get a kick and they also do, going through the inspection..I agree with Faye that Obama is a disgrace and for him to be the face of the re-colonization of the Motherland, is nothing but disgraceful..This what happens when you plant your seed into foreign soil and these strange fruits spring up with no connection to the original fruit…That is why i’m against all so called interracial relationships that produces these children that will be the death of the black race…

  3. SHAKKA says:


    Sarah cut Obama some slack…

    i don’t think this is a league policy…

    if Richardson is asking Newton to ‘provide’ a certain look for the club…one would hope that he is putting his money where his mouth is…

    fork up some more loot…

  4. The Black Falcon says:

    This is why I have stopped listening to WAOK. EVERYTHING is a racial issue. Cam Newton can’t get a tattoo, and here we go with the white massa this and the white massa that. Most folks who have any type of job worth having, have to adhere to some type of dress code. A nurse can’t come to work with daisy dukes on and stellettos, no matter how much she might want to.

    I know, we are so blinded by race we can’t see anything else. That is the problem, race has paralyzed us. We are stagnated. We have descended into bafoonery and coonery simply to defy the “white man’s way of life.” So I guess if the owner said Newton couldn’t get arrested at strip bars for fighting and other lude behavior, we would claim that was racist too. So sad.

    1. Sarah says:

      Everything in this world is based on race..As Neely Fuller said, ” if you don’t understand racism, white supremacy what it is and how it works, everything you think you understand will only confuse you”.. The name “America” in anagram is ‘I am race”..It’s in the name and in everything in this country, and worldwide where white people have control directly and indirectly…Having a few “showcase” blacks, does not mean we are all going to be allowed into the boardroom of corpporate AmeriKKKa or to assend to our highest potential…I will not let racism paralize me, but I will not be be blind and pretend it does not exist…

  5. SHAKKA says:

    @ Black Falcon…

    in case you haven’t noticed….

    EVERYTHING in this country is a racial issue…

    you have the entire conservative party ready to let this country go in the toilet…because of race…

    but you’re upset with WAOK????

    1. The Black Falcon says:

      If your premise is correct and everything in this country is about race then Atlanta should be a eutopia for Black folk since Black Folk have been running this city for the last 40+ years. The same could be said for LA, New Orleans, Detroit… As far as the conservative party goes, democrats had the House, Senate and White House for the first two years of President Obama’s term. They were so worried about being reelected, they did not use the power they had. How is that conservatives fault?

      What people need to realize is the conservative party represents a large voting block of people. YES people, not every body bows at the altar of Obama. Please remember, millions of people did vote for McCain/Palin. Those people did not vanish simply because Obama was elected. They have a right to have their opinions represented (Even if you don’t agree with them). Last I checked this was still America.

      For the record, I am not naive enough to think racism no longer exixt in this country. However, I am not so consumed by racism that I feel as though I am powerless to reach my full potential because the “white man won’t let me.” This isn’t an either/or decision even though a large amount of Black folk think that it is. I choose to see the advances this country has made as far as race relations go. Is this country perfect? Does such a place exist?

      I will leave the fighting to the arm-chair revolutionaries who call in to WAOK complaining about white people while the “Black Community” implodes within itself under the weight of violence, anti-intellectualism and personal responsibility, drug abuse, out-of-wedlock births, fatherless families, etc…

      Oh wait…that’s the white man’s fault too…

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