Rosemary Plorin, the woman who became known as “Tennessee Mom” after she wrote a harsh open letter to quarterback Cam Newton, has now backtracked on her comments and softened her stance on Cam Newton.
In the original letter sent to the Charlotte Observer Plorin detailed how Newton’s touchdown dance had a ‘negative impact’ on her 9-year-old daughter.
Cam Newton has since responded to the letter saying “Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion. Everyone is. You can’t fault her for that. If she feels offended, I apologize to her, but at the end of the day, I am who I am. It is what it is.”
After watching the video of Cam Newton responding to the media, Plorin once again took to the Observer to share her thoughts:
“I watched the video of Cam Newton responding to media questions about my letter to him earlier this week,” Plorin told the Charlotte Observer. “I really appreciate his comments and his respect for my thoughts, and I was impressed with the sensitivity and graciousness with which he spoke.
“I am sorry I didn’t understand him better until this week. It is clear from his remarks that he recognizes his leadership role, both on and off the field, and that he truly cares about the kids watching him. I respect his comments just as much as he did mine, and I wish him nothing but continued success on the field and in life.”
Looks like Plorin had a change of heart after all.