From the Charlotte Observer:
The starting quarterback was the last Panthers player coming off the field, having signed several autographs like every day after practice. As he trudged up the paved hill toward the locker room where still more fans gathered after he had finished a two-hour-long practice, he was struck seeing Shelley, he said.
Pat told her daughter to wave as much as she could to get his attention. But Newton said it was Shelley’s smile that attracted him.
“A soon as he came up to her, he wanted to know her name and we told him her name and he just bent over unlacing his shoes,” Pat said, “and I just thought he’d give her a shoelace and thought, ‘What he’s doing?’ ”
Then, Pat said, Newton spoke gently to Shelley, saying he was going to give her his size 14 Under Armour cleats and sign them for her.
Newton also signed a football for the family and posed for pictures with McIntosh and her family.
Shelly McIntosh and her family are huge Panthers fans, and have had season tickets since 2003. Panthers players like Jon Beason, Steve Smith and Luke Kuechly, as well as team owner Jerry Richardson have talked to Shelley and autographed items for the family in the past.
It's always great to see players remembering who helps pay their salaries, and give back to the fans. Kudos to Cam Newton for quite an awesome moment.