CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 24: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates during the NFC Championship Game against the Arizona Cardinals at Bank of America Stadium on January 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Warren Moon backs Cam Newton, says people talk about the QB like he "raped like five pastors' daughters"

No player is more criticized than Cam Newton.

Cam Newton is one of the most over-criticized players in the NFL today. Clearly fed up with it, the Carolina Panthers quarterback said exactly why he believes the focal point lays on him — race and his skill-set is unlike anything we've seen before.

So when NFL great, and Newton's mentor, Warren Moon spoke to Fox Sports, he caused even more of a stir:

"That's the thing I don't understand. How come they just can't let it go?" Moon told FOX Sports by phone late last week from Hawaii, where he was making promotional and charitable appearances in advance of the Pro Bowl. "If he hasn't done anything (recently) that's been against the law or anything that would cause negative publicity, isn't out in the world doing something wrong except for just dancing after a touchdown, I mean what is the big deal? He's worked toward maturity in the last five or six years he's been in the league and has done positive things to erase a lot of that negative stuff from when he was 18, 19 years old. I just don't know why people can't let all of that stuff go.

"You'd think he raped like five pastors' daughters over the last five years and he's getting away with it the way people are talking about him."

No matter what the public's perception is on Newton, he'll continue to hand out touchdown footballs to kids in the end zone and you can bet he'll keep on dancing until someone gives him a reason not to. The Denver Broncos will certainly do their best to keep Newton's dancing to a minimum, Sunday, February 7 for Super Bowl 50.