“I really look forward to things that can kind of get my mind off the game of football periodically, and fashion is something that typically does that,” he said.
Newton said it also is another way for fans to identify with players, who they normally see — or sometimes have a hard time seeing — when they’re in uniforms, including helmets.
“I think for me, or us, and when I say us I mean football players, we are bottled into this kind of stereotype that we’re masked athletes and a lot of people do not understand the person underneath the helmet, so to speak,” he said. “And I’m really into fashion. I’m all for it. So, when I have my opportunity for people to see me, I just want them to be able to see my expression and to have me express myself in a way that does not require