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Panthers: Cam Newton offers big money for better airplane seat. Gets turned down.

At 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, flying commercial is tough enough for a professional athlete like Cam Newton, much less sitting in tight quarters for 10 hours with long legs.

So on a flight back from Men’s Fashion Week in Paris, Newton offered $1,500 to a passenger to change seats. Newton was hoping for a seat with more room. But Newton was turned down.

He quietly, if a little dejectedly, walked back to his seat.

Eli Edwards, a competitor on the Rock’s new NBC show, posted the video on Twitter.