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Cam Newton, a man who has run for more touchdowns than any other quarterback in NFL history, is hoping to fill Tom Brady’s big shoes in New England
By David Savona | From Cam Newton, July/August 2021
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Cam Newton, 32, tends to be all smiles, even when he’s playing in a big game, but there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to make him scowl—watching people waste a good cigar. He has one ironclad directive when it comes to smoking. “The rule is, if your thumb is not burning by the time you finish your cigar, that cigar is not done,” he says. He takes a puff of his Plasencia Alma Fuerte, a strong smoke from Nicaragua. It was six inches long when he lit up and now about half of it is left. He holds it up, looking down through his gold-framed glasses at the smoke. “A lot of people stop smoking cigars at this length. And I’m like, ‘No, you gotta smoke it to right there.’ ” …
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