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Panthers QB Cam Newton makes kind gesture in Baltimore, giving dinner to homeless man

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton drops back to pass to a receiver prior to preseason action vs the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Stadium in Baltimore, MD. on Thursday, August 11, 2016.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton drops back to pass to a receiver prior to preseason action vs the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Stadium in Baltimore, MD. on Thursday, August 11, 2016. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Monday is certainly turning out to be Cam Newton day.

Monday morning, GQ released a cover story where Newton talked about race, his Super Bowl post game press conference and Observer editorials giving him marital advice.

Monday afternoon, an ESPN.com story popped up showing just how generous Newton can be.

The story talks about how Candace Gregory and her husband Danmon were walking around the Inner Harbor of Baltimore last Wednesday after dinner. They saw Newton and some teammates leaving a local steakhouse. Newton was carrying two complete meals in two bags. The Gregorys, who are from Charlotte and were in Baltimore on business, saw Newton give one of the bags to a man on the street. The man had a sign which read “Homeless Please help hungry -- food.”

Candace Gregory said Newton gave the food to the man quickly, “like he was handing the ball off to a running back.” She said he didn’t speak to the man and appeared to try to be discreet.

"People talk about him dabbing and all the stuff that in my mind ultimately should be irrelevant, because that doesn’t get to the heart of who he is," Candace said of Newton. "I once saw him give something to a disabled child at a practice and people were like, ‘Oh, it’s a photo opportunity.’ But this was when nobody was looking. That’s why we shared it, because character is what you do when nobody is looking."

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